English grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension exercises

TOPIC: Bedbugs in Paris

STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 16

STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the best answer):

1. When was the last time Paris had a problem with bedbugs?
  Ten years ago
  Five years ago
  the 1950s

2. What is one of the causes of the new influx of bedbugs?
  International travel
  New relaxed laws about renting apartments in Paris

3. The new website dedicated to the problem __________.
  tells people how to prevent bedbugs
  lists all the problem areas in the city
  does not provide a number to call for expert advice

4. When did New York City NOT have a problem with bedbugs?
  The 1990s
  The 1950s
  The 21st century

5. Why are pesticides like DDT no longer used to kill bedbugs?
  Because there are better, more effective pesticides now
  Because they did not work
  Because these types of chemicals have been banned for being too dangerous to humans

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