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TOPIC: The sad fate of Japan's shelter dogs


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 42


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

1. According to the article, about 70% __________________.
  of shelter dogs in Japan are killed every year
  of Japan's dogs end up in shelters
  of Japan's animal shelters are overcrowded

2. To say that an animal is "put to sleep" is a polite way of saying that it is killed. What's another synonym for this that's used in this article?
  Put down
  Put out
  Put away

3. Why do so few Japanese people adopt dogs from shelters?
  Because most people in Japan buy dogs, they don't adopt them
  Because, in Japan, a dog's breed matters
  both A and B

4. What percentage of shelter dogs in Great Britain are killed every year?
  88%
  6 to 9%
  70%

5. What is a synonym for "dog" that is used in the article?
  feline
  mutt
  both A and B





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