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Answer for “Green Wave Washes over Shopping” with explanations

Answer for “Green Wave Washes over Shopping” with explanations

Answers Keywords Location Explanation
 1. YES Research reports, commercials P 2, l 9 The recently published report also predicts ………….. the Third World and the social record of businesses.
  • commercials= business
2. NO green, financially better P 2, l 1 A report from Mintel, the market research organisation, says that despite recession and financial pressures, more people than ever want to buy environmentally friendly products and a ‘green wave’ has swept through consumerism.
  • recession, financial pressure = not financially better 
3. YES shoppers, pay more P 3, l 1 Mintel’s survey, based on nearly 1,000 consumers, found that the proportion who look for green products and are prepared to pay more for them has climbed from 53 per cent in 1990 to around 60 per cent in 1994.
  • consumers= shoppers
  • climbed from 53% to 60%= became major
 4. NOT GIVEN influenced, sopping habits
 5. NO limited, managerial groups P 3, line 6 On average, they will pay 13 per cent more for such products, although this percentage is higher among women, managerial and professional groups and those aged 35 to 44.
  • the study also contains women and others
 6. NOT GIVEN annual basis,surveys
 7. B misjudge the public mood P 1 Line3 This suggests that politicians who claim environmentalism is yesterday’s issue may be seriously misjudging the public mood.
 8. B Mintel P 2, l 1 A report from Mintel, the market research organisation, says that despite recession and financial pressures, more ………….
  • the market research organisation= business survey org.
 9. C concern, active support P 5, line 8 Another 26 per cent are armchair greens‘ they said that ………..
  • concern but does not affect spending habits= support but not active
10. honesty and openness companies, dealings P 2, line 14 Companies will have to be more honest and open in response to this mood.
  • to match the grammar of the sentence, honesty and openness
11. consumers increased awareness P 3,line1 Mintel’s survey, based on nearly 1,000 consumers, found that the proportion who look for green products and are prepared to pay more for them has climbed from 53 per cent in 1990 to around 60 per cent in 1994.
  • climbed= increased
  • look for= aware
  • whose awareness climbed= consumers
12. armchair ethicals recent survey, growth P 6, line 4 This figure is the same as in 1990, although the number of ‘armchair ethicals‘ has risen from 28 to 35 per cent and only 22 per cent say they are unconcerned now, against 30 per cent in 1990.
  • growth= rise
  • recent = now
  • whose number has grown= ‘armchair ethical’
13. social record companies, carefully P 6, line 9 Hughes claims that in the …………… the policies of the companies that provide them and that this …………
  • history of the products and services = record
  • greater degree of honesty= carefully
  • no direct answer but the overall meaning is revealed by social record

 

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