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Book 2 Reading 18

READING PASSAGE 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on Reading Passage 1 below. The risks agriculture faces in developing countries Synthesis of an online debate A     Two things distinguish food production from all other productive activities: first, every single person needs food each day and has a right …

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Book 2 Reading 13

READING PASSAGE 1 You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13 which are based on Reading Passage 1 below. Crop-growing skyscrapers By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the Earth’s population will live in urban centres. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about three billion …

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Book 2 Reading 9

READING PASSAGE 1 The Value of a College Degree The escalating cost of higher education is causing many to question the value of continuing education beyond high school. Many wonder whether the high cost of tuition, the opportunity cost of choosing college over full-time employment, and the accumulation of thousands of dollars of debt is, …

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