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READING QUIZ – Time limit: 2o mins

Volunteering – The relationship between sport events and young people

The getaway blues

Exercise 1: Match the following sentences with their synonymous ones:

1, Amazingly, a tiny minority of travelers actually a, To experience a refreshing and not stressful
forgot to tell their bosses they were going on vacation, it is recommended to pick a right holiday
holiday! package and have a practical anticipation.

2, …. Stress caused by trying to arrange a holiday b, Even though the landscapes around us are
can be responsible for these hormonal changes in marvelous, we are still unable to neglect our job, our
the body and that this can lead to dramatic mood kids’ education or the problems back at home at
alteration. once.

3, No matter how idyllic the surroundings, there no c, There is always a possibility of quarrels and
immediate way to simply forget all about work, the disagreements with our travelling mates, which
children’s schooling, the leaking roof and all those maximizes our anxiety level when combining with our
other domestic issues we long to escape. expectation of a holiday.

4, You must prepare and plan well in advance, don’t d, Stress stemming from vacation organization can
leave things to the last minute, make a list of the trigger a shift in hormones, resulting in a different
things that you need to do and cross them off one psychological state.
by one.

5, Add in potential tension with travel partner and e, There were in fact people who staggeringly forgot
the psychological pressure of high expectations, to inform their superiors of their vacation leave.
and by the time we arrive at our destination, we’re
stressed to the max.

6, …. The secret to a stress-free holiday is planning, f, Preparation and beforehand plan tracked by a to-do
choosing the right kind of holiday and having list are advisable, as you don’t want to deal with
realistic expectations. everything at hand in the very last minutes.

Answers:

1………. 2………… 3………… 4……….. 5……….. 6………..


Exercise 2: Find at least a synonym for the following words (A – paragraph, 1 – line)

1. significant (A1) 7. altruism (C6)


2. the youth (A5) 8. enhancement (C8)
3. participate (A8) 9. commitment (D3)
4. ensure (A15) 1o. accountability (D1o)
5. adopt (B4) 11. outcome (E8)
6. enjoyable (E15) 12. prospective (E1o)

Exercise 3: Find the sentences with the same meaning in the homework-assigned reading text:

1. The self-perceived lack of certain skills as well as


the awareness of contractual liability hinders
youngsters from enrolling in voluntary organizations
adopting a professional and responsible style.

2. Future occupation promotion might be a reason for


volunteers’ engagement in such activities.

3. The boredom generated from a voluntary task may


adversely influence the youngsters’ commitment.

4. Young citizens with a recognizable enthusiasm in


sports including both spectators and contestants are
target participants for pronounced sporting events.

5. Motives for volunteering were detected thanks to


the research carried out in the 199os.

6. Information about the demanded working time


together with the job’s fundamental features should
be passed on to young people in a clear-cut manner.