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Reading a clock is a skill that's easy to master with a little time and effort. Analogue clocks are divided around a circle and reading the minute and hour hand individually helps you tell time. With a digital clock, you simply read the hour and minutes.

• 1.

### What time is it?

• A.

It is ten to ten

• B.

It is ten past ten

• C.

It is a quarter past ten

B. It is ten past ten
Explanation
The correct answer is "It is ten past ten" because the phrase "ten past ten" indicates that the time is ten minutes after ten o'clock.

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• 2.

### What time is it?

• A.

A quarter past nine

• B.

Twenty past nine

• C.

Twenty to ten

B. Twenty past nine
Explanation
The correct answer is "twenty past nine" because it indicates that the time is 20 minutes after 9 o'clock.

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• 3.

### What time is it?

• A.

It is two Fifty

• B.

It is ten to two

• C.

It is ten past one

B. It is ten to two
Explanation
The correct answer is "It is ten to two." This answer indicates that the time is ten minutes before two o'clock. It implies that the hour hand is pointing towards the number one, while the minute hand is pointing towards the number twelve.

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• 4.

### Which one do you like?

• A.

It is half past three

• B.

It is a quarter past twelve

• C.

It is three o'clock

C. It is three o'clock
Explanation
The correct answer is "It is three o'clock." This answer is correct because the question asks for a preference between the three given options. The other two options, "It is half past three" and "It is a quarter past twelve," are not relevant to the question of personal preference. Therefore, the correct answer is "It is three o'clock."

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• 5.

### What time is it?

• A.

It is midday

• B.

It is twelve o'clock

• C.

First and second option are correct

C. First and second option are correct
Explanation
The correct answer is that the first and second options are correct because "midday" and "twelve o'clock" both refer to the same time, which is noon.

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• 6.

### Over the years the way people transport has not change at all.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement "Over the years the way people transport has not changed at all" is incorrect. The way people transport has indeed changed over the years. Advancements in technology have led to the development of various modes of transportation such as cars, trains, airplanes, and even space shuttles. These advancements have made travel faster, more efficient, and more accessible to a larger population. Additionally, the invention of electric and hybrid vehicles has also contributed to a shift towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation options. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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• 7.

### People say that years ago transportation was better than it is now.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement suggests that people believe transportation was better in the past compared to the present. However, the correct answer is False. This implies that the statement is not true and transportation is not better now compared to years ago. The explanation could be that advancements in technology have led to faster and more efficient modes of transportation, making it better than before.

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• 8.

### Nowadays, transportation is more comfortable for passengers.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The given statement suggests that transportation has become more comfortable for passengers nowadays. This implies that advancements and improvements in transportation systems have made travel experiences more convenient and enjoyable for individuals.

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• 9.

### According to the text, people used to use horses in the olden days to transport themselves.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The text states that in the olden days, people used horses to transport themselves. This implies that the statement is true.

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• 10.

### Nowadays, most transportation is not harmful neither for our planet nor for us.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The statement suggests that most transportation is not harmful to the planet or to humans. However, this is not true. Transportation, especially the use of fossil fuels in vehicles, contributes significantly to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, which harm both the environment and human health. Additionally, transportation accidents can cause injuries and fatalities. Therefore, the statement is false.

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• 11.

### My sister does not live with us, however, she ________ near the neighborhood.

lives
Explanation
The correct answer is "lives" because it is the present tense form of the verb "to live" and agrees with the subject "sister." The sentence indicates that the sister does not reside in the same house as the speaker, but she still resides nearby in the neighborhood.

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• 12.

### I prefer to study by myself, but Leo ________ me to study with him.

Explanation
The sentence suggests that the speaker prefers to study alone, but Leo wants them to study together. Therefore, the appropriate word to fill in the blank is "asks," as it indicates that Leo is requesting or inviting the speaker to study with him.

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• 13.

### My friends ________ spaghetti for dinner.

cook
Explanation
The correct answer is "cook" because the sentence is in the present tense and "cook" is the correct verb form to use with the subject "My friends" to indicate that they are the ones performing the action of making spaghetti for dinner.

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