Questões de Inglês - Vocabulary
Questão 33 6312214UNIFIMES 2020
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Smoking damages eyes as well as lungs
Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists. Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers.
That is because tobacco smoke can cause and worsen a number of eye conditions. Cigarette smoke contains toxic chemicals that can irritate and harm the eyes. For example, heavy metals, such as lead and copper, can collect in the lens - the transparent bit that sits behind the pupil and brings rays of light into focus - and lead to cataracts, where the lens becomes cloudy.
Smoking can make diabetes-related sight problems worse by damaging blood vessels at the back of the eye (the retina). In the poll of 2,006 adults, 18% correctly said that smoking increased the risk of blindness or sight loss, while three-quarters (76%) knew smoking was linked to cancer. The AOP says stopping or avoiding smoking is one of the best steps you can take to protect your vision, along with having regular sight checks.
(www.bbc.com, 02.07.2019. Adaptado.)
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Questão 91 100902ENEM PPL 2° Dia 2013
Placas como a da gravura são usadas para orientar os usuários de um espaço urbano. Essa placa, especificamente, tem a função de avisar que somente
Questão 63 1037861EsPCEx 2° Dia 2011
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Mark Zuckerberg’s 650 Million Friends (and counting)
Back in June 2009, the globe’s potpourri of social-networking sites was extremely diverse: Google’s Orkut dominated India and Brazil; Central and South America preferred Hi5; Maktoob was king in the Arab world. The Vietnamese liked Zing, the Czechs loved Lidé, South Koreans surfed Cyworld. Two years after that, and Facebook has stolen users away from its rivals very fast. It’s completely knocked Hi5 off the map in former strongholds such as Peru, Mexico, and Thailand. After a tense back-and-forth with Orkut in India, Facebook has emerged victorious. And it’s becoming more popular in Armenia, Georgia, and the Netherlands, where local providers are making a desperate last stand.
There are some glaring exceptions to Facebook’s colonization kick. Russians continue to use Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, with Facebook a distant fourth in the rankings. China remains highly committed to domestic sites such as Qzone and Renren. But for the rest of us, we’re living in Zuckerberg’s world.
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According to the text, Facebook is not number one in
Questão 22 38932UFMT Vestibular 2006/1
Travel update THE SUNDAY TIMES will be reporting from all the tourist destinations affected by the tsunami. This is the latest information we have
Khao Lak and Phi Phi islands are still off limits.
 In Phuket, where the worst-hit areas were Patong
Beach and Kamala Bay, some resorts are
operating normally, but the devastation is not
yet cleared up everywhere. According to the
Tourism Authority of Thailand, the island of
 Ko Lanta has sustained only minimal damage,
and Krabi is back to normal. The worst-hit hotel
in Krabi, the Rayavadee, will reopen fully on
March 6. Trang province, in the south, is said
to be fine, although the upcoming islands of
 Ko Yao and Ko Racha were affected. More
The southwest, south and east coasts were all
badly affected, including the popular beach
 resorts between Kalutara and Galle. Many hotels
are ruined; others have reopened and are
anxious to receive guests. Surrounding villages
sustained damage, but most hotels are self-
contained. The road south from the capital,
 Colombo, may be prone to traffic delays.
Resorts to the north of Colombo were not
damaged, and all of the interior, including the
Yala National Park, is open for business. More
information: www. bouncebacksrilanka.org.
(The Sunday Times – Jan 23, 2005.)
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Questão 20 7338182PUC-GO 2022
Read the sentences presented below:
I - She got a pat on the back for her good hard work.
II - I’ll be glad to see the back of that project.
III - There is a cat litter by the back door.
IV - The IT guy installed a backdoor on my computer.
Choose the only alternative with the correct meaning of all the underlined expressions in the sentences:
Questão 52 7338548PUC-GO 2022
Read the sentences bellow, paying attention to the cognates:
I - The parents support their daughter on her dreams.
II - They wore different costumes at the Halloween party.
III - To get into the bank, you must push the glass door.
IV - The legend of that movie was written by the Grimm brothers.
Mark the only alternative with the correct translation of the underlined words: