Consumerism is a movement that promotes the interests of buyers of goods and services. It works to protect consumers from unsafe products; fraudulent advertising, labeling or packaging and business practices that limit competition. Consumerism, also known as consumer protection or the consumer movement, is active in many countries.
Consumerism includes activities by consumers themselves as well as government action on the federal, state and local level. The movement seeks to provide adequate information about products so that consumers can make wise decisions in purchasing goods and services. Consumerism also tries to inform consumers of effective means of obtaining compensation for damage or injury caused by defective products.
The rise of the consumer movement has had major effects on business and industry. Many companies have become more responsive to the needs, wants and safety of consumers. Other firms have not been responsive to these concerns.
1)The text is about:
a- the duties of consumers
b- consumer movements
2)In which paragraph is it mentioned that…
a- consumerism helps consumers to buy the right products?
b- consumers may be subject to fraud?
3)What or who do the underlined words in the text refer to?
a- it(1)…… b- themselves(2)……
4)Answer the following questions according to the text.
a- What does consumerism protect consumers from?
b- What information does consumerism provide consumers with?
c- Do consumer movements affect companies?
5)Match words and opposites.
6)Classify the following words in the table below.
movement unethical dishonest ineffective
Prefix Root Suffix
……… ………. ……….
7)Rewrite sentence (b) so that it means the same as (a) given.
1-a- Consumerism protects consumers from unsafe products.
2-a- “We must avoid unsafe products,” shoppers said.
b- Shoppers said……………
8)Ask the questions that the underlined words answer.
a- This can of juice is cylindrical in shape.
b- One kilogram of meat costs 700 DA.
9)Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of their final ‘S’.
buyers services promotes goods
/S/ /Z/ /IZ/
SECTION I: Written expression.
Write a composition of about 80 words on one of the following topics:
ENIE has just produced a new LCD TV set. Using the following notes, write a composition to show how to promote this product.
• description of the product (shape, color and dimensions)
• its use and advantages
• its price
Or topic 2:
Do you think that consumer movements really benefit consumers? Justify your answer.
Best of luck
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