English: Odd Sentence – Set 35

Directions (1-10): Choose the odd sentence out of the given five sentences in each question.

  1. But they won’t be labelled criminals-in-waiting when, as the Wave trust’s chief executive, Robert Gasson, puts it: “We’ve sent more kids to university than we have to prison.”
    They were so incensed by one newspaper article suggesting some teens spent their time in alternative provision smoking, playing pool and fighting that their resourceful English teacher Kate Martin got them writing to the editor.
    In the 1980s I served an IRA-related prison sentence for a much lesser offence.
    One former pupil recently embarked on a PhD in criminology.
    They’re painfully aware of how outsiders see them; Leah was taunted about going to the “retard academy” when she left her old school, while Sam arrived expecting bars at the windows.
    Option C


  2. Evidence was not collected. Inquests were rushed and often held without family involvement or legal awareness of rights, limited as they were.
    The facts around the Bloody Sunday deaths, and around stories affecting many hundreds of families who lost loved ones – including my father who was killed that day – due to the actions of state forces in the years following 1969, are that very few were actually investigated as crimes.
    But marginalised people do have an acute understanding of what it is to live their lives in a constant state of low-level alert.
    Only four criminal trials were held for members of the security forces during almost 30 years of conflict.
    No investigating policeman ever darkened the door of our house in the Brandywell area of Derry to find out about Paddy Doherty (deceased).
    Option C


  3. My fury and my pain is not lessened when a Jewish person is killed, or when a Hindu person is killed.
    Those emotions are not specific to people of colour, or to religious minorities. We do not own them.
    If the answer turns out to be yes, the prime minister’s various earlier losses this week will be hailed momentarily as tactically astute.
    And it is evident that very many people do feel a sense of shared humanity with those targeted in attacks.
    We share a common humanity and that is sufficient for us to feel rage and pain.
    Option C


  4. Sure, they saw it lurching around the bar earlier and thought there was no way in a million years they were going home with it.
    Hopes that Tinky Winky would grow into the role of Bobby Kennedy were dashed this week in a series of votes in the House of Commons.
    We are 14 days out from the date the UK will leave the European Union without a deal unless something else is agreed upon.
    With the threat of that something being a long extension, if granted by the EU, Theresa May is hoping MPs will look again at her withdrawal agreement next week in Meaningful Vote 3.
    We’ve spent the past 20 years watching the world around us change beyond all recognition.
    Option E


  5. That is why I am bringing world leaders together at a climate action summit later this year.
    In line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% over the next decade, and to net zero by 2050.
    Theresa May doesn’t want to finish top of the group or her Brexit will face the Treaty of Versailles in the semis.
    The summit will bring together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organisations to develop ambitious solutions in six areas.
    I am calling on all leaders to come to New York in September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020.
    Option C


  6. Climate change is the unifying issue of this generation.
    A world free from the inequalities of climate change, a world free from the economic disparities created by the system that is to be held responsible for the climate crisis.
    That will help meet our target of 60% of energy to come from low-carbon sources within 12 years.
    We’re united under the banner of “system change, not climate change”.
    However, if we’re to be successful and create a world that remedies the situation we’re confronted with, everyone needs to step up and demand a better world.
    Option C


  7. We have the plans to create hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in the renewable energy sector.
    The hooligans had taken over and would have to be put back in their place. Ford was going to sort them out.
    Labour already has among the most ambitions carbon reduction targets in Europe and radical plans to create a zero-carbon emission economy by 2050.
    Climate change presents terrible risks. But because it demands such massive change and government action, it’s also an opportunity to transform our economy, making it cleaner, healthier and fairer.
    We plan to achieve that by ushering in a “green industrial revolution”.
    Option B


  8. The Bogside had been barricaded against police and the army since the previous August, when internment without trial had been introduced.
    “I am coming to the conclusion that the minimum force necessary to achieve a restoration of law and order is to shoot selected ringleaders amongst the DYH .”
    Transport currently accounts for a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in public transport and cycle paths we will reduce our reliance on carbon-emitting vehicles. All new homes built will be zero-carbon too.
    Three weeks before Bloody Sunday Maj Gen Robert Ford, commander of land forces in Northern Ireland,
    wrote in a memo following a recce to Derry that he was “disturbed” by what he regarded as the soft attitude of local army and police chiefs to the Bogside, and added:
    Option C


  9. AIM was set up to make it easy for companies to raise capital, with much lighter oversight than they would experience on the larger London Stock Exchange.
    Politicians have known the truth about climate change and they’ve willingly handed over our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence.
    Her stories showed that beneath London’s green veneer lies some dirty business.
    The six-month investigation by DeSmog reporter Chloé Farand showed how a group of companies listed on London’s junior stock exchange
    the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) – were taking advantage of the UK’s lackadaisical regulation to exploit fossil fuel resources across Africa.
    Option B


  10. These strikes are happening today – from Washington DC to Moscow, Tromsø to Invercargill, Beirut to Jerusalem, and Shanghai to Mumbai
    because politicians have failed us. We’ve seen years of negotiations, pathetic deals on climate change,
    fossil fuel companies being given free rein to carve open our lands, drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit.
    We’ve seen fracking, deep sea drilling and coalmining continue.
    There were regular riots at the edge of the area. “Free Derry” had become an insult to all established norms of good order.
    Option E


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