We’re back with an extensive reading, and today we’re going to be talking about tourism being in the spotlight. As most of you may know, the global economy has taken a huge hit over the scapegoat — coronavirus. Because people are living in fear, they’re terrified of traveling — which then hits the spending, tourism, and global markets. So, let’s hear about this in the listening down below and answer the questions, too!
- As you can hear form the first paragraph, what does the reviewer suggest about Becker’s choice of places to visit?
- She would have been aware of the degree of risk involved in visiting some of them.
- Some would have told her more than others about the workings of the tourism business.
- They would probably be attractive to much of her audience.
- It is striking that some she selected have very few negative issues connected to tourism.
2. What point does the reviewer make about Becker’s critical perspective in the second paragraph?
- She occasionally breaks off to discuss things not directly connected to tourism.
- She would discover more about a particular culture before passing judgement on it.
- She sometimes focuses on minor points and ignores more fundamental ones.
- She at least attacks a range of countries.
3. The reviewer cites Roberty Byron in order to….
- Support the idea that tourists and destinations have always used each other to their advantage.
- Imply that Becker has taken some ideas from others who have written within the travel genre.
- Illustrate the fact that overseas visitors rarely understand the nature of a place visited briefly.
- Make the point that tourist behavior has always been portrayed in a negative light.
4. What is the reviewer doing in the fourth paragraph?
- Highlighting tourism-related issues which must take priority over others.
- Emphasizing the role of individuals in protesting against unfair practices.
- Questions the practical application of some of Becker’s solutions
- Applauding Becker’s directness and clear thinking.
5. In the final paragraph, the writer argues that…
- the US doesn’t need advertising to attract tourists.
- Controls at US borders are necessarily strict.
- Investment is needed to promote US destinations
- Tourism is a highly political matter in the US.
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