(FACULDADE PEQUENO PRNCIPE - 2016) Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids. Avaliable in: http://www.nytimes.com/. Access: november 2015. According to the text, we can state that: I. Startling means something good. II. Unlike means differently from. III. Rising, in this text, means the opposite of falling. IV. Heart disease and diabetes are the main reasons of the high death rates presented in the text. V. The word stemming can be replaced by originated, without changing the meaning.
(FACULDADE PEQUENO PRNCIPE - 2016) Which are the two meanings to the word lecture in this joke? New Years Eve On New Years Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the car park and walked home. As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman. What are you doing out here at four oclock in the morning? asked the police officer. Im on my way to a lecture, answered Daniel. And who on earth, in their right mind, is going to give a lecture at this time on New Years Eve? enquired the constable sarcastically. My wife, slurred Daniel grimly.