Pre- Reading Questions1. Do you know someone who came to the United states as an immigrant and made the american dream come true? tell what this person did to become successful.2. most immigrants come to the united states with exatremely limited financial resources. yet some of them manage to pursue their dreams depite the adverse circumstances discuss the driving force behind these people that helps them persevere in their goals.3. Some people believe that it is better to have a stable job with benefits. others think that the rewards of entrepreneurship are worth taking the risk of starting one’s own business. in your opinion what are the advantages and disadvantages of working for an employer compared to starting a business? would you rather work for an employer or be an entrepreneur? give specific reasons for your choice.Reading with a critical eye1. we learn from the article that anya arrived in the united states as a russian refugee discuss how she became an entrepreneurial powerhouse be specific as you explain the reasons for her remarkable success.2. just like her mother anya keeps a positive outlook on life do you think parents can pass on their positive attitude to their children? how about a negative attitude ?3. Anya went to design school at fit and worked two jobs simultaneously. later she went to ltaly to study design further tell how it is possible for a person to keep the passion for a profession alive while enduring the hardships of life give specific examples to support your answer.4. Anya knew that she could not work for anyone else and that is why she started her business do you think that some people are born to be entrepreneurs and that most people are better off working 9 to 5 jobs? why or why not?5. some people argue that business and ethics cannot coexist based on the article do you think anya is doing busines in an ethical way? use specific examples from the article to support you answer.Reading comprehension check1. it can be inferred from paragraph 2 of the reading thata. anya’s mom has lots of friendsb. anya doesn’t get along with her momc anya’s mom struggled before coming to the united statesd. having two children is perfect for all families2. anya moved to italya. as a political refugeeb. to get out of new yorkc. because her mom was thered. to attend a design school3. the word scavenged in paragraph 4 she even hauled sheetrock across town scavenged from a lumber yard meansa. searched through discarded materialb. stolenc. borrowedd. disintegrated4. in paragraph 4, the detail of anya sacrificing her morning cup of coffee in order to buy her son a slice of pizza for dinner is offered to make the point thata. anya would give up eating for her sonb. starting your own business as a single mo involves strugglec. saving money is the key to small businessd. anya’s son was pressuring her5. if anya shows a bias in her view of business models it isa. in favor of innovative small businessesc. against creative enterprisesd. against americian owned companies6. anya states every actions i take reflects on another human ( para.7) she makes this point in discussinga. her relationship with her sonb. her relationship with her employeesc. both a and bd. her relationship with her boss7.being a working mom helps her achieve that and she relishes in the fact that her business not only helps her provide for her own family but for her employees ( para 8) in this sentence the word relishes could be replaced bya. feels disgusted byb. keeps calmc. feels great pleasured. loses control8. the example of the woman who posted a testimonial on yelp.com ( para 13) is offered to showa. how satisfied customers help anya believe in herself and her workb. the unpredicable nature of businessc. that success is not all that it seemsd. you can never trust your own judgnment9. the author’s tone in this article isa. deflatedb. deeply emotionalc. mysteriousd. optimistic10. the main idea of the reading is thata. with inspiration and determination anya was able to find sucess as a businesswoman in americab. anya’s son inspires herc. political refugees all have the motivation to succeed in their new livesd. one should try to maintain contacts with their ex- husbands and ex- wives
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