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Financial Problems Can Affect Our Emotional and Physical Wellbeing (10 points)
In this part, you will listen to a radio programme in which Peter Stephenson, a financial psychologist, explains how financial mistakes can cause damage to our mind and body. He will mention five common financial mistakes and also suggest ways to avoid them. For every mistake, he will offer one solution. There are two blocks of five matching questions. You will have to match all ten questions while you are listening to this recording. Read the questions carefully before you listen.
For questions 01 – 05, choose from the first list marked (A) – (H) the type of financial mistake the expert describes. For questions 06–10, choose from the second list marked (A) – (H) a solution the expert offers. Be careful, there are three extra possibilities you do not need to use. There is always only one correct answer.
Now you have 2 minutes to read the tasks.
Questions 01 – 05
01 Mistake number 1: ______
02 Mistake number 2: ______
03 Mistake number 3: ______
04 Mistake number 4: ______
05 Mistake number 5: ______
Options (A) – (H)
(A) Having conflicting approaches to spending money
(B) Identifying a sensible place for savings
(C) Trying to implement logic
(D) Lacking a goal while saving
(E) Being unable to negotiate with creditors
(F) Diagnosing an unreal budget
(G) Being influenced by panic and anxiety
(H) Changing your account for better interests
Questions 06 – 10
06 How to fix mistake number 1: ______
07 How to fix mistake number 2: ______
08 How to fix mistake number 3: ______
09 How to fix mistake number 4: ______
10 How to fix mistake number 5: ______
Options (A) – (H)
(A) Track your spending and make improvements
(B) Make thoughtful and reasoned savings
(C) Take steps to avoid impulse spending
(D) Relax before dealing with money
(E) Include a “blow amount” in your budget
(F) Prepare a detailed plan of potential spending
(G) Discuss openly your attitudes and aims
(H) Prioritize your debts and start on the highest
Hard Training Makes the Star – Thaisa Menezes (6 points)
Read the text and complete the sentences 11–16 below, using the information from the text. Write one or two words in your answers as indicated. The sentences do not follow in the same order as the information appears in the text.
Zurich, Switzerland, May 8, 2014 – Molico Osasco star middle blocker Thaisa, FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball) Women’s Club World Championship gold medallist in 2012, is an example that everybody can become a good player by hard work and a big passion for volleyball.
The Brazilian national player, Thaisa Menezes, is one of the most famous volleyball players all over the world and a lot of children look up to the 26-year-old middle blocker. Thaisa has already won two gold medals at the Olympics, one gold medal at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, three times gold at FIVB Grand Prix and a lot of individual awards – an impressive amount.