The more you sweat, the more fat you burn. This myth has encouraged people to work out in extreme heat or wear layers of clothes or rubber or plastic weight-loss suits in the hope of sweating fat off. Unfortunately, it’s water they’re losing, not fat. When you first begin to exercise, you burn carbohydrates or sugars. To burn the fat, plan on working out at least 40 minutes.
1 How much of the earth's surface does land cover?__________
2 Why does the author cite the sea somewhere near Japan?__________
A To show that the sea in some places is very deep.
B To show that the sea in some places is very shallow.
C To show that its depth is 9 kilometers greater than the height of the highest mountain.
D To show that its depth is 11 kilometers greater than the height of the highest mountain.
3 Which of the following statements about the Dead Sea is NOT true?__________
A There are plenty of fishes in it.
B It is a safe place for swimmers.
C It is extremely salty.
D No fish can be found in it.
4 Why can't people go very deep in the sea?__________
A Because the deepest part of the sea is very cold.
B Because the deepest part of the sea is very rough.
C Because the pressure of water at great depths is unendurable.
D Because fierce fish usually live there.
1 The word "Nick" in the Arabic language is a curse.
C Not mentioned
2 "Omaeno kaachan debeso" is different from other nasty expressions in Japanese in that it is insulting both in its literal meaning and in its practical use.
C Not mentioned
3 The purpose of this passage is to tell readers__________.
A how to help the hard of hearing
B people who lose their hearing don't have to learn new ways of communicating
C a deaf person has to lipread even when using a hearing aid
D people who lose their hearing don't have to learn new ways of communicating
4 When does the sea look beautiful?__________
A When it is calm.
B When the weather is fine.
C When there is a strong wind.
D When there is a storm.