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    Dear teachers,

    Scotland is a land of mountains, lakes and romantic castles. The winters are cold, with plenty of snow, but the summers are often warm and sunny. Most farmers keep sheep, and there are many small factories which make fine sweaters from their wool. In some parts of Scotland, there are very few people. Deer live in the hills, and the rivers are full of fish. But Glasgow and Edinburgh are both large and busy, with all that is good (and bad) in modern cities.
    The centre of England (the "Midlands") is also an important industrial area, especially near the huge cities of Coventry and Birmingham, the centre of the car industry. But everywhere, even in the heart of a modern city, there are buildings from an older Britain cathedrals, castles, and houses built hundreds of years ago.
    Wales is a special place, a country of high mountains and pretty valleys. But Wales has plenty of industry too, with many factories and coal mines. The people of Wales are very musical. Every year they have a festival of Welsh music and poetry called an "Eisteddfod".
    According to the text, the following areas are rich farming areas except _________ .

    (a) Scotland

    (b) the "Midlands"

    The given answer is (a). But I can't see the difference between the two. Could you please kindly explain that?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Scotland is a land of mountains, lakes and romantic castles. The winters are cold, with plenty of snow, but the summers are often warm and sunny. Most farmers keep sheep, and there are many small factories which make fine sweaters from their wool. In some parts of Scotland, there are very few people. Deer live in the hills, and the rivers are full of fish. But Glasgow and Edinburgh are both large and busy, with all that is good (and bad) in modern cities.
    The centre of England (the "Midlands") is also an important industrial area, especially near the huge cities of Coventry and Birmingham, the centre of the car industry. But everywhere, even in the heart of a modern city, there are buildings from an older Britain cathedrals, castles, and houses built hundreds of years ago.
    Wales is a special place, a country of high mountains and pretty valleys. But Wales has plenty of industry too, with many factories and coal mines. The people of Wales are very musical. Every year they have a festival of Welsh music and poetry called an "Eisteddfod".
    According to the text, the following areas are rich farming areas except _________ .

    (a) Scotland

    (b) the "Midlands"

    The given answer is (a). But I can't see the difference between the two. Could you please kindly explain that?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    There is no reference to "rich farming areas" in the text. It's a poor question.

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    Hi bhaisahab,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. So neither is correct.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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