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  • Question 1
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    Q. The rain barrel was about 40” tall and could hold more than fifty gallons of water. It was reddish-brown in color, similar to the color of adobe. The top was sloped into a narrow opening and a spigot protruded near the bottom where a hose could be attached.
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  • Question 2
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    Q. Nothing to do tonight? Why not see a play? The theater is alive and well, and tickets are available. Call the ticket hotline now and reserve your seats.
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  • Question 3
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    Q. The next time you turn on the water tap, consider the people around the world—and even in your own country— who are suffering from a lack of water. Everyone, including you, must do his or her part to conserve water.
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  • Question 4
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    Q. Many people dream of an acting career, but few have the followthrough to take the steps that will make that dream a reality. The first step to becoming an actor is to train. Actors are not born with acting skills; they study and practice. Next, have professional photos taken of yourself. Whenever you audition for a part, leave behind a photo.
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  • Question 5
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    Q. In a recent survey of parents of children in grades 1-8, more than half of the parents agreed that students are overburdened with homework. These parents favored mandating less homework in local schools.
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  • Question 6
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    Q. Built in 1919, the Parker Theater was once the height of luxury but has fallen into disrepair. Shreds of what was a plush velvet curtain hang from a bowed crossbar at the front of the state. Gold, red, and purple paint flakes fall from the walls and ceiling. The rows of seats, once upholstered in red velvet, are dull brown and hav
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  • Question 7
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    Q. For many years, people had two choices when it came time to buy a computer: PC or Mac. It’s time for a third choice. The next time you’re in the market for a new computer, consider a Guppy Computer. The Guppy combines the features you love from both PCs and Macs into one, easy-touse, affordable machine. Get a Guppy today!
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  • Question 8
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    Q. Lewis stared at the blank screen. Dead. His computer was dead. “I have to finish my paper tonight,” he thought, as panic slowly sunk in. “How am I going to do that?” Lewis’s mind raced. He tried to think of how he could get his work done. His little sister wandered by. “How long will it be?” she asked. Lewis looked at her blankly. “Until the power comes back?” she said. Lewis sighed with relief.
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  • Question 9
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    Q. Janet sighed as she tossed her heavy backpack onto her bed. “Another long night of homework,” she thought. “And I wanted to watch TV tonight!”
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  • Question 10
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    Q. Christopher and Lena splashed through the puddles, laughing at the fat raindrops that fell from the sky. Lena remember a song she’d learned in preschool and began to sing, “It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring…”
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  • Question 11
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    Q. The new classroom offered all of the conveniences and comforts of the 21st century. Five large-screen monitors lined the walls. Students gathered around them on wheeled chairs and comfortable seating pods. Instead of a desk, each child had a wheeled table she could move to work with others and even raise or lower, depending on whether she wanted to work standing or sitting.
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  • Question 12
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    Q. Are you a teacher? Do you give homework? Have you considered alternatives to nightly homework assignments? Research has shown that nightly homework may not be as effective as once thought. Consider your homework plan, and see if there are ways to lessen the burden of homework while still maintaining.
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  • Question 13
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    Q. In 1972, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Traf-O-Data, a computer program that tracked automobile traffic based on counters installed on roadways. Although Traf-OData was only moderately successful, the two men would go on to found Microsoft a few years later.
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  • Question 14
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    Q. I love my computer. It’s my friend and my tutor. When no one’s around, And there isn’t a sound, I never feel alone, Since I can hear my computer drone.
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  • Question 15
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    Q. Marcus Marksley’s new play,The Two of Us, opens this evening at the Artists’ Theater on Burnett Avenue. Tickets are $25 each
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  • Question 16
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    Q. To save water, consider installing a rain barrel. Begin by drilling a hole in the top of a large, plastic barrel. Drill a second hole on the side of the barrel, about two inches from the top. Drill a third hole in the base. Fit pipe adapters into the holes. These will later be fitted to a hose so that you can access the water for your lawn or garden.
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  • Question 17
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    Q. Due to the recent drought, mandatory water restrictions have been put into place. Residents are prohibited from watering their lawns, washing their cars, or installing and filling any new inground pools.
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  • Question 18
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    Q. The first thing Lorrie noticed was the silence. When the power went out, the hum of all the appliances stopped. Then, of course, she noticed how different everything looked in the dim light. The kitchen table was just a shadow in the other room; the windows were like eyes staring into the kitchen. The house even smelled different without electricity because the filters and the air conditioning were no longer working.
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  • Question 19
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    Q. There are many ways to avoid procrastination. One way is to break your work into manageable chunks of time. Begin by making a list of all the tasks you’d like to complete. Set an alarm for 30-45 minutes and begin the first task. When the alarm goes off, take a 10-minute break to stretch, surf the internet, etc.—even if you haven’t finished. Then, go back to work for another 45 minutes. Working in chunks of time helps you put off time-wasting activities to stay focused on achieving a goal.
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  • Question 20
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    Q. Sammy was nervous about the audition, but he was excited about the chance to act on stage. When his name was called, he walked confidently to the center of the stage and shaded his eyes to look out into the seats. “Are you there?” he asked. The director replied, “Right here. Please go ahead and read the script.”could be attached
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