|Ejercicios resueltos||True or false|
Anyone who, in an honest spirit of enquiry, has watched many of us eat and drink will have been frightened at the sight. A large part of the population has become simultaneously gluttonous or rather it chooses terrible things to consume and terrible ways of consuming them. How far should the Government be responsible for the health consequences of its own population' s lack of taste and self-control?
We should not overlook far deeper and more revealing aspects of the national diet, however. Most people prefer not to think about these, because they reveal society in a state of profound decomposition. If you examine the national rubbish, as I do wherever I walk, you discover that it is composed mainly of the wrappings of junk and fast food. We eat on the street to a degree almost unknown anywhere else.
But why should this be? A sociologist told me that half of our homes no longer have a dining table. Flats in which there are no dining tables are also flats in which not much in the way of cooking fresh ingredients goes on. The microwave is the cooker, the saucepan, the casserole dish, and the entire batterie de cuisine in fact; and everyone in the family eats not as a social activity, but almost furtively. Meals are nasty, solitary and short.
In other words, one of the most elementary but important and enjoyable of all social activities, eating together, is now restricted to a considerable proportion of the population.
Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE.
The society described in the text does not have the habit of eating on the street.
In the author's country all homes have a dining table.
ExplicaciÃ³n: Para la primera afirmaciÃ³n el pÃ¡rrafo relevante es:
La respuesta es falsa porque el texto seÃ±ala que comemos en la calle casi a un nivel desconocido en cualquier otro sitio. La construcciÃ³n "to a degree almost unknown" es mÃ¡s difÃcil porque utiliza un concepto negativo: unknown.
Mientras que para la segunda es:
La respuesta es falsa: un sociÃ³logo me dijo que en la mitad de nuestras casas ya no hay mesas de comedor. La construcciÃ³n "no longer have" refuerza este concepto en la lÃnea siguiente: "flats in which there are no dining tables"