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Please click on the link to listen to the news clip and answer the following questions.


I. Vocabulary Check-up

make up  to reduce or replace something, usually an amount of time or work, that has been lost

virtual  describes something that can be done or seen using a computer and therefore without going anywhere or talking to anyone

third party  a third person or organization less directly involved in a matter than the main people or organizations that are involved

demonstrated  to express or show that you have a particular feeling, quality or ability


Fill in the blanks with one of the words from the word list above.

1. He has ___________ a genuine interest in the project.

2. Some of the advertisements you see on these interactive web sites are delivered by ___________ who also collect information through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies about your online activities.

3. You can view a ___________ tour properly on this website.

4. We're hoping to ___________ time on the return journey by not stopping at night.


II. Listening Comprehension / True or False

1. _____ Currently, the site named “CampusTours” has offered an international database for schools in other countries.

2. _____Students can know a brief look of colleges from the virtual tours.

3. _____ The site offer links to official websites and online applications.

4. _____ There are information on price, number of students, admission requirements and scholarship programs from the CampusTours site.

5. _____Students can choose a college based on the information from the CampusTours site.

6. _____Everyone knows that if the student is a good enough student or is a special case, the student may get a free visit.

7. _____ If the student demonstrates the interest in a school, he or she may have more chances of being admitted.

8. _____ Chris Carson started the website “CampusTours” in 1997 on his own.

9. _____ Based on the report, many websites with campus tours focus on text information and lack much visual material.

10. _____ There is a tendency to build virtual tours and maps for schools.



I. 1. demonstrated 2. third parties 3. virtual 4. make up

II. 1. F 2. T 3. T 4. F 5. F 6. F 7. T 8. F 9. T 10.T

Source: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/college-tours-virtual-interactive/1502506.html

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