Many countries have laws on not ⓐ allowing child labor. But there are millions of working children all over the world who are forced to work. Many of them work long hours, working at factories or on farms, serving as tourist guides or ⓑ selling things on the streets. Moreover, they work in dangerous jobs. In fact, over 22,000 children die in accidents at work every year. We must protect children..
Coffee plants are known to ___________ wild in East Africa. Sometime before 1000 AD, people who were living in Ethiopia began to use coffee berries to make energy bars. By about 1000 AD, the Ethiopians were selling coffee beans to Islamic traders. The Islamic traders brought the coffee beans back to Arabia. Slowly more and more people heard about coffee, and traders began selling coffee all over..
Say the name Leonardo da Vinci. The first thing that comes to mind is "Mona Lisa", the painting of the mysterious woman. But while he is largely remembered as an artist today, Leonardo only painted a total of 13 pieces. Instead, he spent a large amount of time ⓐ [ to dream / dreaming ] up new inventions. Among them were the first bicycle, the first model of a parachute and even a flying machine,..
The Robinsons visited Peter and Carol's grandmother. When they arrived, their grandmother was looking up into a big tree in the garden and she was crying. Her cat, Tommy, was in the tree and she didn't know (A) [ what to do / to do ]. Mr. Robonson brought a ladder. Carol refused (B) [ to go / going ] up because she was wearing her new dress. Peter didn't want to rescue the cat either, but his pa..
In April 1945 when American President Roosevelt died, Vice President Harry Truman became President. Truman knew that the war in Europe would end soon. Still, it was hard for America (A) [ finding / to find ] a way to end the war in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese army would never give up the war. In July 1945, the United States tested something. This was (D) so powerful that it could kill many p..
Many people realize that environmental pollution is very bad and it is getting worse. ( ① ) Using oil for energy is just one thing that causes pollution in the environment. ( ② ) Many factories pollute the air and water with the chemicals they use to make goods. People also pollute when they throw their trash away. ( ③ ) The problem of garbage seems to be too serious to solve. We are running out..
Last week I went to the theater to see Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet." Luckily, I was able to get a very good seat. The play was really interesting, too. However, I did not enjoy (A) [ to watch / watching ] the play. ( ① ) A young man and a young woman were sitting behind me and they kept (B) [ to talk / talking ] to each other a little loudly. ( ② ) Besides, they started to eat some biscuits nois..
In Dutch bicycle culture, it is common to have a passenger on the backseat. So as to follow the rider's movements, the person on the backseat needs to hold on tightly. Bicycles turn not just by steering but also by leaning, so the passenger needs to lean the same way as the rider. A passenger who would keep sitting up straight would literally be a pain in the behind. On motorcycles, this is een ..