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Instituto São José Salesiano Resende/RJ
INGLÊS – 2ª SÉRIE
TAREFA DA SEMANA DE 02 DE SETEMBRO – 14ª SEMANA
TEXTO PARA AS PRÓXIMAS 4 QUESTÕES:
Longevity: Habits May Extend Life Only So Much
By Nicholas Bakalar
August 8, 2011
The eating, drinking and exercise habits of extremely old but healthy people differ little from those
of the rest of us, a new study has found. Gerontologists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
recruited 477 Ashkenazi Jews ages 95 to 112 who were living independently. The researchers took
blood samples, did physical examinations and obtained detailed personal and medical histories from
each participant. Then they compared them with 1,374 non-Hispanic white adults, ages 65 to 74, from
the general population. For both men and women, consumption of alcohol, amount of physical activity
and the percentage of people on low-calorie or low-salt diets were almost identical in the two groups.
Long-lived men were less likely to be obese than their younger counterparts, although no less
likely to be overweight. The oldest women were more likely to be overweight and less likely to be obese.
More men among the oldest were nonsmokers, but smoking habits were not significantly different among
the women.
____1_____ that it all depends on genes, and we might as well eat, drink and be merry? No,
according to the senior author, Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. “For most of us who ___2____ genes for longevity,” he said, “if you follow
the healthy lifestyle the medical community has put forth, you are ____3_____ to live past 80.”
The study was published online last week in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
(www.nytimes.com. Adaptado.)
1. Assinale a alternativa que completa corretamente a lacuna 3 do texto.
A) less likely
B) can’t like
C) much more likely
D) even more like
E) least probable
2. No trecho do segundo parágrafo – Long-lived men were less likely to be obese than their younger
counterparts, although no less likely to be overweight. – a palavra although pode ser substituída, sem
alteração de sentido, por
A) but.
B) so.
C) or.
D) since.
E) thus.
3. Assinale a alternativa que completa corretamente a lacuna 1 do texto.
A) Do you talk
B) Have they done
C) Has it said
D) Does this mean
E) Is he showing
4. Assinale a alternativa que completa corretamente a lacuna 2 do texto.
A) doesn’t express
B) do not have
C) had been living
D) shows
E) will present
Read the text and answer question(s) 5 and 6.
Ultimate Classic Toys
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid? Regardless of your age – whether you´re of the Hula
Hoop generation or more of a Rubik's Cube person – there are some toys everyone knows. Slinky, Mr.
Potato Head, Barbie, Play-Doh and Hot Wheels are still going strong, no matter how many video games
flood the market. But how much do you really know about these classic toys? Take our quiz to find out.
Disponível em: <http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/classic-toysquiz.htm>. Acesso em: 1º mar.
2013. (Adaptado).
5. The following piece of information is found in the text:
A) The age group the quiz is for.
B) How long the quiz will take.
C) The prize participants will get.
D) Names of well-known classic toys.
E) Participants' opinions about the quiz.
6. The sentences 'What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?' and 'But how much do you really
know about these classic toys?' were used to
A) motivate readers to take the quiz.
B) explain the different stages in the quiz.
C) present the rules to be followed in the quiz.
D) point out important characteristics of the quiz.
E) introduce sample questions from participants.

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