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    A.  TonyMy sleep problem is really quite serious, but a lot of people think that it’s normal and even funny. I snore at night when I’m asleep – and my wife says that it’s pretty loud! Now, I know snoring isn’t unusual and there is a lot of advice on how to stop someone snoring, but my snoring is different! It’s linked to something called sleep apnoea. When you snore it means that you can’t keep your throat open when you’re asleep. In my case, I actually stop breathing for ten seconds or more. It worries my wife but I always wake up afterwards!  B. LizzieMy problem is very unusual and most people have never heard of it. It’s called narcolepsy and it has changed my whole life. Narcolepsy is when people fall asleep anywhere at any time and they can’t stop it. Since the problem started I’ve had to stop working because you can’t do a good job if you fall asleep in the middle of a conversation! My friends have been very supportive but I don't like going out now because I get embarrassed about it and also I’ve had to stop driving as it’s much too dangerous. I go to a special sleep clinic now and they’re helping me a lot.  C. RobertI’ve had this sleep problem since I was a child and I know a lot of people who have the same problem. It’s called insomnia and it means I sleep very badly. Sometimes I can’t get to sleep for hours and sometimes I go to sleep OK, but I wake up in the middle of the night and then I can’t get back to sleep again. It’s horrible because the next day I can’t concentrate on my work. The doctor gave me sleeping tablets, but I don’t like taking them because they make me feel bad the next day. 

  • 2. 

    A.  TonyMy sleep problem is really quite serious, but a lot of people think that it’s normal and even funny. I snore at night when I’m asleep – and my wife says that it’s pretty loud! Now, I know snoring isn’t unusual and there is a lot of advice on how to stop someone snoring, but my snoring is different! It’s linked to something called sleep apnoea. When you snore it means that you can’t keep your throat open when you’re asleep. In my case, I actually stop breathing for ten seconds or more. It worries my wife but I always wake up afterwards!  B. LizzieMy problem is very unusual and most people have never heard of it. It’s called narcolepsy and it has changed my whole life. Narcolepsy is when people fall asleep anywhere at any time and they can’t stop it. Since the problem started I’ve had to stop working because you can’t do a good job if you fall asleep in the middle of a conversation! My friends have been very supportive but I don't like going out now because I get embarrassed about it and also I’ve had to stop driving as it’s much too dangerous. I go to a special sleep clinic now and they’re helping me a lot.  C.  RobertI’ve had this sleep problem since I was a child and I know a lot of people who have the same problem. It’s called insomnia and it means I sleep very badly. Sometimes I can’t get to sleep for hours and sometimes I go to sleep OK, but I wake up in the middle of the night and then I can’t get back to sleep again. It’s horrible because the next day I can’t concentrate on my work. The doctor gave me sleeping tablets, but I don’t like taking them because they make me feel bad the next day. 

  • 3. 

    Read the texts about sleep problems. Match the sentences (1–6) with the people (A–C). You can choose the people more than once.Which person hasn’t done what the doctor suggested?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    C. C
  • 4. 

    Which person has a rare problem?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The question asks which person has a rare problem, and the correct answer is B. However, without any additional information provided about the individuals A, B, and C, it is not possible to determine the specific rare problem that person B has.

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  • 5. 

    Which person has had the problem for a long time?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    Person C has had the problem for a long time because the question asks which person has had the problem for a long time. Since Person C is the only option mentioned in the question, it can be inferred that they are the one who has had the problem for a long time.

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  • 6. 

    Which person is getting better?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    Without any additional information or context, it is impossible to determine why person B is getting better. The question is incomplete and lacks any details about the individuals or their conditions. Therefore, an explanation cannot be provided.

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  • 7. 

    Which person thinks some people laugh at his/her problem?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    Person A thinks that some people laugh at his/her problem.

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  • 8. 

    Which person can’t do the same things he/she did before?

    • A.

      .

    • B.

      .

    • C.

      .

    Correct Answer
    B. .
  • 9. 

    Are the statements True (T) or False (F)?Tony doesn’t snore loudly.               

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      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False. This means that the statement "Tony doesn't snore loudly" is not true. It implies that Tony does snore loudly.

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  • 10. 

    Tony sometimes stops breathing.     

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tony sometimes stops breathing. This statement implies that there are instances when Tony's breathing ceases temporarily. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 11. 

    Lizzie sometimes falls asleep when she’s talking.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lizzie sometimes falls asleep when she's talking, indicating that the statement is true. This suggests that Lizzie has a tendency to become sleepy or tired while engaged in conversations, possibly due to fatigue or a medical condition. It is not uncommon for individuals to feel drowsy during prolonged or monotonous discussions, especially if they are sleep-deprived or have an underlying sleep disorder. Therefore, the answer "True" aligns with the given information.

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  • 12. 

    Lizzie doesn’t think her life has changed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Lizzie doesn't think her life has changed. The answer is False because it means that Lizzie believes her life has changed.

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  • 13. 

    Robert can never get to sleep.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Robert can never fall asleep, but the correct answer is false. This means that Robert is able to get to sleep, contradicting the initial statement.

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  • 14. 

    Robert doesn’t like being awake during the night.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Robert doesn't like being awake during the night. This means that he prefers to sleep during the night and is not comfortable or happy when he is awake during that time. Therefore, the statement "Robert doesn't like being awake during the night" is true.

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