Questões de Inglês - Grammar
Questão 14 492540IFPR 2017
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Millennials Are Giving Their Babies Increasingly Strange Names
Sept. 29, 2016
The people having the most kids in this country, Millennials, are giving their babies stranger and stranger names. In a time when actual people are naming their children Legendary and Sadman and Lux, that should perhaps come as no surprise.
Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, and research assistant Lauren Dawson analyzed the first names of 358 million babies in a U.S. Social Security Administration database. Between 2004 and 2006, 66% of boys and 76% of girls had a name that wasn’t one of the 50 most common names of that time period. By contrast, in 2011-2015, 72% of boys and 79% of girls had names that were not in the top 50 most popular. In the top 10 for 2015 in the U.S. were Harper, Liam, Mason, Isabella, Olivia, Ava, and Mia. Brooklyn was ranked 31st most popular for girls across the U.S. (though not for girls in New York, where the name didn’t rank in the top 100).
Twenge credits the rise of stranger names on our increasingly individualistic culture: one that focuses on the self and is less concerned with social rules. “Millennials were raised with phrases like, you shouldn’t care what anyone else thinks of you, you can be anything you want to be, it’s good to be different, you have to love yourself first before you love anyone else,” says Twenge. Our obsession with celebrities is also a hallmark of individualism.
Twenge found that Millennials are much more accepting of same-sex relationships and experiences. “What we’re seeing is this movement toward more sexual freedom,” Twenge told TIME. “There’s more freedom for people to do what they want without following the traditional, often now seen as outdated, social rules about who you’re supposed to have sex with and when.”
Adaptado de: http://time.com/4511927/millennials-parents-baby-names/ Acesso em: 01º outubro 2016
The researchers analyzed ___ first names of babies.
Questão 11 152666IFPE Superior 2015
With the Internet, the World is yours!
Worldwide, more than 500 million people use the Internet. On the Net, you can send electronic mail (e-mail), find information in distant libraries and museums, play games, shop, and much, much more. The World Wide Web (www) is a part of the Internet that lets you see information using pictures, colors, and sounds. Most people just call it the Web. You can have your favorite Web sites. It’s your choice. With the Internet, the world is yours!
These are just some of the things you can do:
- You can watch movie trailers, download free music and books, and discover about your interests and
- You can meet people from other countries. The Internet is global, so you can make friends from all
over the world.
- You can give your opinion on message boards, build your own site about foot-volley or beach soccer
or put your poems on the Net.
- You can get legal music. There are plenty of legal places to get music downloads.
- You can listen to music on-line too. For example, you can listen to music shows on the BBC site
whenever you want.
- You can use search engines, like Google, Yahoo or Alltheweb to look for any subject under the sun.
In a word, with the Internet the world is yours!
(MARQUES, Amadeu. Inglês Série Brasil. Editora Ática, São Paulo-SP, 2007. P. 54)
In the sentence: “There are plenty of legal places to get music downloads” The expression “plenty of” can be replaced by which quantifier to guarantee the meaning of the sentence?
Questão 27 218678FACISA 2014/1
In “The Cancer Chronicles”, George Johnson, a science writer, (…) explains the point, rarely made clear, that cancer is an inevitable side-effect of being multicellular. Most of the cells in such (multicellular) organisms are capable of reproducing; the greater good of the organism requires that they be constantly and assiduously stopped from doing so. But the finely crafted locks intended to keep cell division in check wear down over time, and eventually give way. The result is a cell line whose proliferation gets out of control and, worse, dispatches colonists to other parts of the body. (…)
Some tissues, too, are more susceptible than others. The epithelial cells of lung, gut, liver, breast and the endometrial lining of the womb constantly proliferate, multiplying the opportunities for mutation. Cancer of the heart, whose muscle cells last undivided for their owner’s lifetime, is all but unknown. (…)
If you really want to avoid cancer, don’t smoke (30% of cancers are caused by smoking), and don’t be fat and lazy (obesity and inactivity account for a further 20%). A mixed and balanced diet helps (10-25% of cancers can be attributed to poor diet), but faddily eating lots of this or none of that will not. Alcohol accounts for a further 4% of cancers, so not drinking helps a bit as well.
The Economist, September 14th 2013
Which of the following groups of words from TEXT C only refers to quantity?