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  • 1. Multiple Choice
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    Soccer is known in some countries as football. It is a popular sport across the world, with over 200 countries playing the sport. It is estimated that over 250 million people, both men and women, play soccer. The sport has been part of the Olympic games from 1900 to 1928 and from 1936 to today.
     What is the main idea?
    Soccer is important at the Olympics.
    Soccer is a worldwide sport.
    Soccer is also called football.
    Soccer is played by men and women.
  • 2. Multiple Choice
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    Floods can cause tremendous damage.  They can ruin houses, roads and buildings. Floods can take down trees and cause mudslides. It often leaves mud, sand and debris behind.  It can take months to clean up after a flood.
     What is the main idea?
    Floods can cause a lot of damage.
    Floods cause mudslides.
    Floods damage houses and roads. 
  • 3. Multiple Choice
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    (1) Despite the relative reluctance of Americans to adopt it, soccer is the most popular sport in the world and has been for several decades.  (2) Soccer, which is called "football" in most places, has few rules compared with such sports as baseball. (3) Also, in contrast to baseball and American football, soccer games have few pauses in the action.  (4) Soccer scores aren't as high as scores are in American sports, but many people consider that an exciting feature of the game, because the occasional goals are that much more thrilling.
    Which of the following is the main idea of the passage?
    Soccer is more popular in Europe than American football is.
    Soccer is a great sport, despite its unpopularity in America.
    Baseball and basketball will need overhauls if they are to compete on the world stage with soccer.
    Soccer is an all-around better sport than any other in the world.
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