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Wikipedia Vandals

The pros and cons of Wikipedia.

1 Pre-reading

Can you answer these general knowledge questions? Where would you go to ind the answers?

1. What’s the currency of Ireland?

2. How many tentacles does an octopus have?

3. Who’s the Queen of Denmark?

4. Who lived at 221b Baker Street?

5. What’s the capital of Thailand?

6. In which year did the Second World War end?

7. How tall is Mount Everest?

8. Who wrote A Tale of Two Cities?

2 Reading I

What are the pros and cons of Wikipedia? Think. Then, read the article once to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again and ind the answers to these questions.

1. How many different languages is the site available in?

2. How often is the site updated?

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