activity of text interpretation, aimed at students in the fifth year of elementary school, about Ingrid Soto. Since the age of 9, she has been fighting for world peace and helping refugee children in Brazil.. Shall we get to know her story better? So read the text carefully! Then answer the various interpretive questions proposed!
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Since the age of 9, she has been fighting for world peace and helping refugee children in Brazil..
Ingrid Soto began to worry about the refugee situation very early on. At age 9, she wrote the first pacifist song. At 10, she sent a letter to the United Nations wanting to help those who need to flee their homeland. “How can we remain inert in the face of this news? I couldn't do without doing something in the face of this reality”, said the young woman, who lives in Valinhos (SP) and started studying Philosophy.
In 2013, she launched her first toy fundraiser with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR/UN). The following year, independently, she organized everything. And, in 2015, she was the Brazilian chosen to receive the UNHCR Travel Backpack, a campaign that aims to to collect donations for children living in refugee camps in North Africa and for those arriving in Brazil. In two weeks, she collected over 10,000 toys! “It's very gratifying and exciting to see the smile of the children who donate and the children who receive these toys and books, it's a dream come true”, described Ingrid.
Since then, the young pacifist singer, as she defines herself, organizes campaigns to raise donations for immigrant and refugee children. The young activist left a message for all children who have dreams and want a better place to live. “Believe! We can unite our generation and change the world! Rest assured that to make your dreams come true, you will face several barriers, but with wisdom and patience you will know how to overcome them and in this way you will learn to give more value to your dreams, and go to the end.”
Question 1 - Read back:
“Since she was 9 years old, she has been fighting for world peace and helping refugee children in Brazil.”
In this passage, who does the text refer to?
Question 2 – The excerpt “At 10, sent a letter to the United Nations […]” is:
( ) a narration.
( ) a description.
( ) an argument.
Question 3 – In “How can we stay inert in the face of this news?”, the underlined word means:
( ) "well".
( ) “stopped”.
( ) “non-conformists”.
Question 4 – Underline the term that indicates the sum of facts below:
“[…] She lives in Valinhos (SP) and started studying Philosophy.”
Question 5 – According to the text, Ingrid Soto organized, for the first time independently, the toy collection campaign, in the year of:
( ) 2013.
( ) 2014.
( ) 2015.
Question 6 - In the segment “[…] the UNHCR Traveling Backpack, a campaign that aims to collect donations for children living in refugee camps […]”, the comma indicates:
( ) a conclusion.
( ) one explanation.
( ) an example.
Question 7 - The exclamation point, used after “In two weeks, collected more than 10,000 toys!”, expresses in relation to the fact the feeling of:
( ) relief.
( ) gratitude.
( ) admiration.
Question 8 - The quotation marks highlight in the text:
( ) the interviewee's statements.
( ) the most important parts.
( ) the fragments in informal language.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.