Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
University of Oxford


3rd Year Reading Comprehension Week 6 MT06

Topic: Poverty

Please read the article and answer the questions below. Your work must be completed within 30 mints.

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  1. Why hasn't anybody published a "list of the poorest people in the world"?

  2. Why does the author want to write this article for the poor people in the world?

  3. Describe what the author saw when he was carrying out a survey in a poor area in China.

  4. Describe the incident that involves a rickshaw driver.

  5. Describe the metaphor in the last paragraph "...but they are smudged with the blood stain of poverty pain"