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TOPIC: US foreclosures up 24 percent in 1st quarter


STEP 1 - Read the following article: READING COMPREHENSION ARTICLE 28




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

1. According to the article, foreclosures have gone up 24% ____________________________.
  since the beginning of last year
  in the past month
  since the beginning of this year

2. How many homes received at least one foreclosure notice in the period from January-March 2008?
  650,000
  804,000
  340,000

3. The number of homes that received a foreclosure notice in March 2008 was up ____________________________ from the previous month.
  46%
  13%
  17%

4. How many homes were repossessed by the banks in the first three months of 2009?
  191,000
  13%
  650,000

5. What the biggest obstacle for Barack Obama's plan to help people avoid foreclosure?
  People don't want to be helped.
  It's unclear whether the lending industry will embrace it.
  Its incentive payments to the lending industry are too low.

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