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1. throwback  2. by studying from other countries and learning from their example 3. (i) T
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We pored through the report from the examination authority and have come up with tips for all four papers.
1. many 2. the textile industry  3. (i) they worked in the textile industry  (ii) they bought property 4. traditional shops selling Shanghai noodles, dumplings and other locally-made snacks
1. costly / expensive 2. (i) distributors have no stocks  (ii) the share price keeps climbing 3. (i) NG (ii) T (iii) F 4. (i) unseated (ii) toast (iii) lavish
1. The loss of her sight./ She got form of cancer that affects the eyes and became blind. /She became blind. 2. C 3. (i) NG (ii) F (iii) T
1. C 2. (i) plummeted (ii) shrinking  (iii) veteran 3. The 1980s were a time of great economic prosperity./There was an economic boom in the 1980s./People had a lot of money in the 1980s.
1. fried chicken 2. (i) it shouldn’t be too oily (ii) the skin should be crisp (iii) the meat should be moist
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