Lesson 7

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READING #7
Death is not necessarily a failure of energy on the part of the Life Force. People with no 1 try to make things which will last forever, and even want to live forever themselves. But the 2 man knows very well that it is a waste of labor to make a machine that will last ten years, because it will probably be superseded in half that time by an improved machine 3 the same purpose. He also knows that if somebody were to convince us that our dream of personal immortality is no dream but a hard 4 , such a shriek of despair would go up 5 the human race as no other conceivable horror could provoke. We 6 voluntarily, knowing that it is time for us to be scrapped, to be remanufactured. We must all be born again, and yet again and again. No man is willing to make a serious effort to keep alive. The 7 he sees death approach, he gets into bed and sends for a doctor. He knows very 8 at the back of his conscience that he is rather a poor job and 9 be remanufactured. He knows that his 10 will make room for a birth.

Adapted from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw 

Multiple-Choice Questions

Select the answer you think is correct.


1.

   a)

luck

   b)

time

   c)

imagination

   d)

hope


2.

   a)

intelligent

   b)

lazy

   c)

friendly

   d)

ridiculous


3.

   a)

answer

   b)

answers

   c)

answering

   d)

answered


4.

   a)

choice

   b)

situation

   c)

memory

   d)

fact


5.

   a)

to

   b)

from

   c)

about

   d)

with


6.

   a)

remain

   b)

try

   c)

die

   d)

become


 

 

7.

   a)

moment

   b)

fear

   c)

reason

   d)

hope


8.

   a)

much

   b)

well

   c)

few

   d)

special


9.

   a)

can be

   b)

was

   c)

might have been

   d)

ought to be


10.

   a)

health

   b)

death

   c)

decision

   d)

condition