Questões de Inglês - Reading/Writing
Questão 4 1252603ENEM 1° Dia 2019
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sugar fear-mongering unhelpful
By The Washington Times Tuesday, June 25, 2013
In his recent piece “ls obesity a disease?” (Web, June 19), Dr. Peter Lind refers to high-fructose com syrup and other “manufactured sugars” as “poison” that will “guarantee storage of fat in the body.” Current scientific research strongly indicates that obesity results from excessive calorie intake combined with a sedentary lifestyle. The fact is Americans are consuming more total calories now than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, our total per-capita daily caloric intake increased by 22 percent from 2,076 calories per day in 1970 to 2,534 calories per day in 2010 — an additional 458 calories, only 34 of which come from increased added sugar intake. A vast majority of these calories come from increased fats and flour/ cereals. Surprisingly, the amount of caloric sweeteners (ie. sugar, high-fructose, corn syrup, honey, etc.). Americans consume has actually decreased over the past decade. We need to continue to study the obesity epidemic to see what more can be done, but demonizing one specific ingredient accomplishes nothing and raises unnecessary fears that get in the way of real solutions.
JAMES M. RIPPE
Disponível em: www.washingtontimes.com. Acesso em: 29 jul. 2013 (adaptado).
Ao abordar o assunto “obesidade”, em uma seção de jornal, o autor
Questão 3 163684ENEM 1ª Aplicação - 1° Dia 2017
Children and Guns
Published: May 7, 2013
To the Editor: Re "Girl's Death by Gunshot Is Rejected as Symbol" (news article, May 6):
1 find it abhorrent that the people of Burkesville, Ky., are not willing to learn a lesson from the tragic shooting of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother. 1 am not judging their lifestyle of introducing guns to children at a young age, but I do feel that it's irresponsible not to practice basic safety with anything potentially lethal - guns, knives, fire and so on. How can anyone justify leaving guns lying around, unlocked and possibly loaded, in a home with two young children? 1 wish the family of the victim comfort during this difficult time, but to dismiss this as a simple accident leaves open the potential for many more such "accidents" to occur. 1 hope this doesn't have to happen several more times for legislators to realize that something needs to be changed.
EMILY LOUBATON Brooklyn, May 6, 2013 Disponível em: www.nytimes.com. Acesso em: 10 maio 2013.
No que diz respeito à tragédia ocorrida em Burkesville, a autora da carta enviada ao The New York Times busca
Questão 19 4429260UNICAMP 1° Dia 2021
Reproduz-se abaixo uma carta do poeta inglês John Keats a sua amada Fanny Brawne.
When you passed my window home yesterday, I was filled with as much admiration as if I had then seen you for the first time. You uttered a half complaint once that I only loved your Beauty. Have I nothing else then to love in you but that? Do not I see your heart? Nothing has been able to turn your thoughts a moment from me. Even if you did not love me I could not help an entire devotion to you: how much more deeply then must I feel for you knowing you love me. My Mind has been the most discontented and restless one that ever was put into a body too small for it. I never felt my Mind repose upon anything with complete and undistracted enjoyment – upon no person but you. When you are in the room my thoughts never fly out of window: you always concentrate my whole senses.
(Adaptado de http://www.john-keats.com/briefe/. Acessado em 25/08/20.)
O autor da carta
Questão 60 1548805PUC-PR Verão 2014
Read the following excerpt of a letter:
“Dear Mr. Fritz:
This is to inform you that your certificate of deposit, account number 92-734-123, will mature on August 14. The current value of your account is $10, 191, 63, with an interest rate of 2.5 percent until maturity.
Unless you instruct us otherwise, we will automatically renew your certificate of deposit for another year at the then prevailing interest rate. […]”
Source: LOUGHEED, Lin. Longman Preparation Series for the New TOEIC Test. Advanced Course. 4th ed. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education, 2007, p. 200.
Based on the text given, it is possible to say that the letter is addressed to: