Questão 34 9482839 FácilEEAR 1º Etapa 2023
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Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
with a friend to call my own
I will never be alone
And you, my friend, will see
you have got a friend in me
Ben, you are always running here and there
You feel you are not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind and don’t like what you will find
There’s something you should know
You have got a place to go
I used to say “I” and “Me”
Now it’s us, now it’s we
Ben, most people would turn you away...
The underlined sentences in the text are in the following tenses:
Questão 41 9447040 FácilEEAR 2º Etapa 2023
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Beauty is where you find it.
There are nearly 8 billion people living on Earth and, naturally, different cultures have different ideals of beauty for both men and women. Generally speaking, in most western societies being thin is more acceptable than being overweight, whereas nations in other parts of the planet may prefer a more full-bodied appearance. So if you wake up feeling ugly some day, just __________ that you may be the ideal of beauty somewhere. Perhaps you are living in the wrong country.
Choose the alternative that completes the text.
Questão 36 9482875 FácilEEAR 1º Etapa 2023
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I’m writing to you from my hotel room. Everyone else is sleeping, but I’m sitting here and watching the ocean. We’re staying at the Plaza in Atlantic Beach, and the view is beautiful. The tour is goes well. The audience is crazy about the new songs, but the fans are always asking for you. How is the baby? She has a great voice. Are you teaching her to sing yet? Maybe both of you will come along for the next tour!
From the book Grammar Express
In the letter, the sentence in bold is wrong. The correct form of the sentence is:
Questão 11 9362196 FácilUNICENTRO 2023
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Mo Farah says he was trafficked to the U.K. and forced into child labor
July 12, 20229:50 AM ET Mo Farah says he was trafficked to the U.K. and forced into child labor : NPR
Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah says he was trafficked to the U.K. under a false name and forced into child labor, revealing stunning details about the painful path that culminated in him being awarded a knighthood. “Most people know me as Mo Farah, but it’s not my name — or, it’s not the reality,” Farah said in a new documentary about the track star.
“The real story is, I was born in Somaliland, north of Somalia, as Hussein Abdi Kahin,” he added. Farah has previously said he came to the U.K. as a young child with his parents, fleeing the war in Somalia. But he now says his father died when Farah was four years old, and that he was soon separated from his mother and other relatives.
“I was brought into the U.K. illegally under the name of another child, called Mohammed Farah,” he said. At the time, he was around 8 or 9 years old.
The documentary, made by the BBC and Red Bull Studios, includes footage of visa documents that Farah says were faked, bearing his photo and another child’s name.
“I know I’ve taken someone else’s place. And I do wonder, what is Mohammed doing now?” he said in the documentary, clips of which are posted on the BBC’s website.
The woman who brought Farah into the U.K. had told him he would soon join his relatives in the country. He carried a piece of paper with his family members’ contact information on it. But after arriving, the woman tore up the paper and threw it in the trash.
“The lady, what she did wasn’t right,” Farah said. Farah described being exploited and threatened, as he worked in the household of another family. There, he was forced to cook and clean and tend to other children — and he was told to keep his mouth shut about his true origin, or the authorities would take him away.
“Often, I would just lock myself in the bathroom and cry, and nobody’s there to help. So after a while, I just learned not to have that emotion,” he said.
The celebrated runner says his unique abilities and luck are all that saved him from trafficking and forced servitude. When he was finally allowed to attend school, his talents quickly drew the attention of a teacher who connected with him — and who then helped Farah get placed into a foster home with a different Somali family.
Farah, who received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 2017, says he’s speaking out now about what he went through to raise public awareness about other people who are caught in the same plight. The BBC says it attempted to contact the woman who brought Farah into the U.K. for her side of the story, but she hasn’t replied.
(Mo Farah says he was trafficked to the U.K. and forced into child labor : NPR)
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Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah says he was trafficked to the U.K. under a false name and forced into child labor, revealing stunning details about the painful path that culminated in him being awarded a knighthood.
Com base no fragmento do texto, assinale a alternativa que apresenta, corretamente, o sinônimo da palavra “stunning”.
Questão 33 6707038 FácilUNIFUNEC 2022
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New player in cancer’s spread
When people hear that they might have cancer, perhaps the only thing more frightening than the C word is the M word. Metastatic disease — in which the tumor has traveled beyond its primary place to other spots in the body — is responsible for nine out of every 10 cancer deaths.
Recently an unexpected player in this process has emerged: a common bacterium. Fusobacterium nucleatum, which normally lives harmlessly in the gums, appears to have a role in the spread of some cancers of the colon, esophagus, pancreas and — possibly — breast. Laboratory studies and evidence in patients indicate that the microbe can travel through the blood and infect tumor cells by attaching to a sugar molecule on their surface. There it provokes a range of signals and immune responses known to cause tumor cells to migrate. If further confirmed, the work with F. nucleatum could add to a growing understanding of how the microbiome influences cancer progression and may even point the way to fresh approaches to treatment.
(Claudia Wallis. Scientific American, outubro de 2020. Adaptado.)
No trecho do segundo parágrafo “the work with F. nucleatum could add to a growing understanding of how the microbiome influences cancer progression”, o termo sublinhado expressa
Questão 33 6711353 FácilUNIFIMES 2022
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Researchers in the US have developed a technological aid: a chest-mounted video camera — linked to a processing unit involving a computer-vision algorithm — and a pair of vibrating wristbands. When the system detects a hazard that the wearer is set to collide with, the wristband on the same side as the hazard vibrates. If the obstacle is straight ahead, both wristbands vibrate. The researchers said the device was not designed to replace canes or guide dogs but rather to provide additional benefits, including helping wearers to avoid hazards above ground level.
Writing in the journal Jama Ophthalmology, the researchers reported that a study of 368 hours of walking video data from 31 blind or partially sighted participants indicates that the approach could be helpful.
After a period of training, each participant used the system for about four weeks, in addition to their cane or guide dog. During this time the system switched unannounced between “active” mode — during which the wristbands vibrated when a hazard was detected — and “silent” mode, where they did not. The researchers then analysed the data to see whether the rate of contacts between the user’s body or cane and the objects identified by the system differed between the two scenarios.
When they looked at a random sample of collision warnings for each participant, they found that such contacts were reduced by 37% when the system was in active mode, taking into account factors including participants’ level of visual acuity.
(Nicola Davis. www.theguardian.com, 22.07.2021. Adaptado.)
In the excerpt from the first paragraph “to provide additional benefits”, the underlined word can be replaced, with no change in meaning, by