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1. In recent years, cut flowers have become more expensive to grow in the Netherlands.
2. Flowers represent Kenya’s most valuable agricultural export.
3. The UK has seen a marked decline in the proportion of locally-grown cut flowers on sale.
4. The Cranfield study concentrated on the environmental effects of transporting cut flowers.
5. Supplies of some local food items have been affected by the impact of floriculture around Lake Naivasha.
6. Transporting cut flowers by sea is generally more successful than using other means of transport.
A) The young fellow is eager to fight the system. “We live in a rotten society that diminishes disabled people”.
B) After leaving the army, he felt he wanted to do some sort of charity work, and when he heard that the British charity, the HALO Trust – which specialises in mine clearance – wanted an army officer with agricultural and command experience, he was keen to get involved. It was while clearing mines in Cambodia that he was abducted by the Khmer Rouge, an experience which, not surprisingly, had a profound effect on him.
C) He is also keen to challenge the concept of the disabled scrapheap. «Lots of disabled people are much better at what they do than able bodied people. We need to look at what people can do rather than what they can’t and have a fully integrated society.»
D) At present, Chris runs a company he set up to help clients solve problems in human resources and security management. He has called it Making The Best (MTB).
E) Not that he’s totally downhearted. «It’s statistically proven that those people who leave money to charity live three years longer than those who don’t.» Sounds good to me. Now, where’s my will?
F) The things he learned from this experience helped him to survive when he was blown up by a mine two years later, while walking in a supposedly clear area in Mozambique. He lost his lower right arm and leg, but does not consider himself a victim. He accepts responsibility because he chose to work in mined areas.
G) However, what disabled people despise the most is, undoubtedly, victim mentality.
H) After completing the degree he had plenty of job offers but felt he wanted to keep the focus on charity work. He was invited to speak at a large number of conferences and also found that friends with their own companies were asking him to talk to their employees about dealing with change.
The Brighton festival runs from 1st-23rd May this year, and some 300,000 visitors are expected. More than 700 dance, theatre, music, art and literature events will take place throughout the city, ranging from outdoor events in the Lanes and by the seafront, to theatre and dance in the Dome auditorium. The festival kicks off on May Day in Sydney Street with the «Children’s Classics» parade of 4,000 children; they’ll be dressed as a character from the books of authors such as one-time Brighton resident Lewis Carroll. Other events include exhibitions and street performances. There will be a special exhibition of work by recent graduates of the University of Brighton Fine Art Department.
All the work will be for sale so it’s a good chance to pick up a potential masterpiece.
This year’s offerings combine tradition with modern events such as a comedy evening. To help warm-up for the festival, which runs from May 5th to the 23rd, a Tree street festival will take place on 24th April, with human mannequin window displays at Jarrod’s department store, acrobatic skateboarders and life-size gar-den gnomes. There will also be a beer festival with over 100 real ales and wine tasting offering a selection of British wines.
For those people who are more adventurous there will be the opportunity to have a ride in a not air balloon, weather permitting. There will also be a book exhibition in the park and special storytelling afternoons for children by some
of Britain’s leading authors. Or your child can borrow a book and read for himself or herself.
Promoting its status as one of England’s newest cities, Preston’s International City Festival takes place 11th-20th June. The festival will have an international flavour because this year the Preston Caribbean Festival will be incorporated into the proceedings with a lively carnival and Preston’s Asian community will stage dance, art and music events. The festival will have a gastronomic theme, with demonstrations from some of Europe’s top chefs and cookery workshops are given by the city’s Indian and Chinese communities. There will also be a «proms in the park», an open-air cinema in Avenham Park and a street theatre.
The Mersey River Festival is the largest maritime event in England this year and will take place around Albert Dock and Pier Head on 18th-21st June. Visiting tall ships will be open to the public. Blue Badge guides will lead tours around Liverpool landmarks such as the Cunard Building, and voices will unite for the International Sea Shanty festival. Get into the festival spirit by trying out kayaking, water polo and a variety of other water sports for free at the Watersports Centre. If you sign up for a course of watersports lessons which start after the festival, you will receive a 50% discount. There will also be unarmed combat displays by the Royal Marines to raise money for charity, a river parade, an illuminated narrow boat parade through the docks, and a historic diving exhibition.
Example: say that it is a cheap way to learn how to do an activity. D
1) Say that an event is opened by young people.
2) say that in this city you can watch a film in the fresh air.
3) holds that you can watch professionals fighting.
Which text is saying the following?
4) The chance is to make a long-term investment.
5) You can get an interesting allowance.
6) Music in a religious building
7) An exotic taste will be displayed this year.
1) Where was the vegetation burnt because there was no market for it?
2) What is one of the main causes for global warming?
3) Where is the flora extremely difficult to regenerate?
4) What wild plant is becoming an endangered species?
5) The main issue highlighted by a specialist on environment organization is…
6) Who is threatening Arizona’s desert for profit thirst?
7) What practice has a devastating effect for the atmosphere?