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Passage I

Andaman beaches and businesses back in action

"Angry seas cause closure of Phuket beaches", News May 20.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand would like to report that all beaches in Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga are now open to tourists as before. Tourist businesses, including beach restaurants and local services, are fully operational.

1. What is the purpose of this announcement?

A. to warn tourists of angry seas on Phuket

B. to inform tourists of the businesses open in Phuket

C. to invite tourists to travel to Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

D. to promote new beach restaurants and local services that are operational

Passage II

Norway most peaceful:GPI

Norway is the most peaceful country in the world and Iraq the least, according to a study released on Wednesday May 30, 2007.

The Global Peace Index, published a week before a G-8 summit in Germany, rates 121 countries from Algeria to Zimbabwe on some 24 factors including levels of violence, organised crime and military expenditure.

While most European countries including Britain rank in the top, more peaceful half of the league table, the United States is nearer the bottom in 96th place, while Russia is fifth from the last on 118th.

2. What can be inferred from the news?

A. Italy is less peaceful than the United States

B. Iraq is more peaceful than the United States

C. The United States is less peaceful than Russia

D. Germany is more peaceful than the United States

Answer: 1. C, 2. D

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