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96 Grid-questions watching & listening Watch the video and answer the question below. Geef van elke bewering aan of deze wel of niet genoemd wordt in het filmfragment. BEWERING WEL NIET Emoes kunnen in noodgevallen een klein stukje vliegen. In Australië wordt er op emoes gejaagd. Emoes leggen meer eieren dan kippen. Emoe-eieren zijn lekker om te eten. TIP In tests you can come across info gap assignments. Do you remember what those are? If necessary, check out chapter ‘Health Care” task 56-58 for recap. 97 Info gap assignments Read the text and answer the questions. Invasion of the Alien Ants Chris Ayres Los Angeles 1 IT SOUNDS like the plot of a far-fetched science fiction movie. Unfortunately for the residents of Texas, it is very much a reality: billions of tiny reddish-brown ants have arrived onshore from a cargo ship and are hell-bent on eating anything electronic. Computers, burglar alarm systems, gas and electricity meters, iPods, telephone exchanges – all are considered food by the flea-sized ants, for reasons that have left scientists baffled. 2 Having ruined pumps at a sewage facility, the ants are now marching towards NASA’s Johnson Space Centre and William P. Hobby airport, Houston, putting state officials in a panic. “They’re itty-bitty things, and they’re just running everywhere,” said Patsy Morphew, a resident of Pearland, on the Gulf Coast. 3 She spends hours sweeping them off her patio and scooping them out of her pool by the cupful. “There’s just thousands and thousands of them. If you’ve seen a car racing, that’s how they are. They’re going fast, fast, fast. They’re crazy.” Crazy is the right word. The ants are known as ‘crazy rasberry ants’: ‘crazy’ because they seem to move in a random scrum as opposed to marching in regimented lines, and ‘rasberry’ after a pioneering investigator, Tom Rasberry, who first identified them. 4 The ants have so far spread to five counties in the Houston area. Scientists are not sure from where they originate but they seem to be related to a type of ant from the Caribbean. “At this point it would be 8 to eradicate the ants because they are so widely dispersed,” said Roger 76 EXAM PREPARATION - EXTRA PRACTICE - BBL

Gold, a Texas A&M University entomologist. He added that the only upside to the invasion was that the crazy rasberry ants ate fire ants, which sting humans during the long, hot Texas summers. 5 But, 10 the ants also like to suck the moisture from plants, feed on precious insects such as ladybirds and eat the hatchlings of a small, endangered type of grouse known as the Attwater prairie chicken. They also bite humans – although not with a sting like fire ants. 6 Perhaps their most remarkable characteristic, however, is that they are attracted to electrical equipment. Pest control specialists say that they are inundated with calls from homes and businesses now that the warm, humid season has begun, with literally billions of the ants wreaking havoc across the state. Worse, the ants refuse to die when sprayed with over-thecounter poison. Even killing the queen of a colony doesn’t do any good, because each colony has multiple queens. The Texas Department of Agriculture says that it is working with researchers from A&M University and the Environmental Protection Agency to find new ways to 12 the ants. The Times, 2008 A. Kies bij 8 in alinea 4 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. almost a crime b. hardly advisable c. nearly impossible d. quite simple B. Kies bij 10 in alinea 5 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. consequently b. similarly c. surprisingly d. unfortunately C. Kies bij 12 in alinea 6 het juiste antwoord uit de gegeven mogelijkheden. a. detect b. protect c. stop d. study 98 Info gap assignments Read the text and answer the question. The Art of Selling Sports to Teenagers When applied correctly, the motivation, discipline and structure in sporting activities are great for teenagers’ development By Louise Tickle (1) It can be difficult to convince unwilling teenagers that running around a muddy field with a hockey stick in the middle of winter is good for them. But at Wexham School, Slough, staff try to do just that. “We believe that sport, together with healthy eating, has a real impact on students’ lives and learning. It helps them concentrate on their lessons,” says Adam Dale, the school’s director of sport. 77 EXAM PREPARATION - EXTRA PRACTICE - BBL