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    Dear teachers,

    The following part is from a reading passage and multiple choice (As suggested by Casiopea I am not giving you the key. If you don't think this is a good idea I'll send the key to you immediately):

    Presidnt Ronald Reagan, in his statement to the conference, reflected a somber but hopeful view. Noting the magnitude of the effort necessary, the President remarked, " That's why this conference is so encouraging and so important--- it presents an excelletn opportunity for the nations of the world to build cooperation and plan effective strategies and tactics. It won't be easy. The alternative, however, is the continued internal decay of our societies."

    According to the passage President Reagan_____.

    a. suggested that if drug abuse is not curbed, world civilization wil degenerate
    b. said that the conference was encouraging and important because international cooperation is necessary

    What I type is the only paragraph that President Reagan is mentioned.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    This is a bit tricky. If this is all the context, then a) is unlikely because there is no mention of drugs.

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    Sorry. The main idea of the passage is drug problem.

    The first sentence of the passage is 'The United Naions Conference on Drug Abuse that took place earlier this year in Vienna, was a very important meeting.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    This is a bit tricky. If this is all the context, then a) is unlikely because there is no mention of drugs.

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    a) then

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    I also think 'a' is correct. What's wrong with 'b' since
    he mentioned 'encouraging' and 'important'. And the author mentioned 'necessary'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    a) then

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    It's incomplete- this co-operation is necessary for what?

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    I see. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's incomplete- this co-operation is necessary for what?

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    My first reaction was to say b. In fact, he seems to have said both a and b. Am I wrong?

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Dear teachers,

    The following part is from a reading passage and multiple choice (As suggested by Casiopea I am not giving you the key. If you don't think this is a good idea I'll send the key to you immediately):

    Presidnt Ronald Reagan, in his statement to the conference, reflected a somber but hopeful view. Noting the magnitude of the effort necessary, the President remarked, " That's why this conference is so encouraging and so important--- it presents an excelletn opportunity for the nations of the world to build cooperation and plan effective strategies and tactics. It won't be easy. The alternative, however, is the continued internal decay of our societies."

    According to the passage President Reagan_____.

    a. suggested that if drug abuse is not curbed, world civilization wil degenerate
    b. said that the conference was encouraging and important because international cooperation is necessary

    What I type is the only paragraph that President Reagan is mentioned.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    In my opinion, it is clearly "a". Mr. Reagan didn't say that the conference was encouraging and important because international cooperation is necessary.

    He was encouraged by the cooperation being shown, not by its necessity. :wink:

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    Mike, I think you're right. It seems that you hit the nail on the head.

    :D

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