You are going to read an article about the city of Birmingham. For questions 1-5, choose the
alternative (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to
what you read. Then check the correct answers.
The past few decades in Birmingham have proved that slum
A. will usually take longer than
creates as many problems as it solves. C.
often raises racial issues.
always achieves its aims, if well planned.
According to the passage, now that the slum dwellings have gone...
A. no one does anything at all in
those areas. B.
urban theatrical life has gone, too. C.
rebuilding can start almost
the area is extremely unattractive.
According to the author, a number of Birmingham City football
A. seem to be reluctant to continue
supporting their team. B.
are as rebellious as any other club's
get necessary release from watching
their team play.
are concerned about the future of that part of
What did people think about tower blocks when they were first
A. Town planners thought they were
badly conceived. B.
The public compared them with rural housing. C.
The man in the street mistrusted
People thought them an improvement on suburban
From the style in which it's written, this passage was
almost certainly taken from...
A. an official local planning
a novel set in Birmingham. C.
a history of the Industrial
a sociology textbook.