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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Reading Comprehension test

Here is the reading comprehension test

Read the following passage and answer the questions below:-

The alarming growth of population is a world-wide problem and suddenly, in this, the last decade of the 20th century, it has taken on a new and threatening significance. With the giant leaps which medical science has taken in the last 75 years, the life expectancy has gone up and the death rate gone down. But the corresponding control over birth rates has not been there. At major international forums, such as the United Nations, this and related problems like food production are discussed extensively, and schemes formulated, so that a suitable balance between population and economic growth is maintained.


1. The alarming growth of population is a ………………………………..

2. What has happened in the last 75 years?

3. What is discussed at the United Nations?

4. Make sentences of your own with: Threatening, discussed, extensively, maintained.

5. Write a short paragraph on the population explosion in your country.

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