Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
My name’s Mark Porter. I’ve been interested in the natural world since I was very young. I used to keep insects, and I spent a lot of time drawing them. After I finished school, I went to work in a pet shop – that was great fun, but I knew I had to go to college if I wanted a better job. So I went to university to study Biology and then got a job in Florida working at a sea-life centre, looking after the dolphins.
While I was working there, I saw an advertisement for my current job – a keeper for the fish department at a zoo in California – and applied. Although it was for the same money, I was pleased when they immediately offered me the job because there are lots of different activities I’m involved in here. As part of my job, I get to do research, and I manage an education center where I tell people of all ages about what they can do to protect fish and animals.
People think that my job is exciting because I go diving as part of my research work on sharks. However, I work long hours, and I worry if I have to call a medical specialist to come and look after a sick fish. Conditions at work can be uncomfortable too, as a lot of the fish I look after bite, so I have to be careful. Then there are the visitors. Some are OK, but some try to touch the fish or put sweet wrappers in the water – that makes me angry. However, my job is very rewarding, and I hope that you’ll think about working with animals, too.
What is the writer trying to do in this text?
how people can protect animals
give an account of one day in his life
describe some of the people he works with
encourage people to have a career with wildlife.
Correct Answer: EASY
Knowledge: Read to understand the main idea
What does the writer want to do in this text?
A. How can people protect animals?
B. recounts a day in his life
C. describe some of the people he works with
D. encourage people to work with wildlife.
People think that my job is exciting because I go diving as part of my research work on sharks.
However, my job is very rewarding, and I hope that you’ll think about working with animals, too.
People think my job is interesting because I go diving as part of my research on sharks.
However, my work is very good and I hope that you will also think about working with animals.