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Unformatted text preview: areas kill hawks, falcons, and eagles and thus might create a more ideal path for the flight of migratory birds. 9. In paragraph 5, why does the author give details about the estimated numbers of birds killed each year? ○To argue that wind farms should not be built along ridge lines ○To point out that the deaths of migratory birds exceed the deaths of birds of prey ○To explain why some environmentalists oppose wind energy ○To suggest that wind turbines result in relatively few bird deaths 10. The phrase amount to in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Can identify ○Change ○Are reduced by 148
Mail@liuwenyong.com 在在在在在在 www.liuwenyong.com 在在在在在在在在在在在在在在在,在在在在在在在在在在 ○Total Paragraph 6: The technology is in place for a major expansion of wind power worldwide. Wind power is a virtually unlimited source of energy at favorable sites, and even excluding environmentally sensitive areas, the global potential of wind power is much higher than the current world electricity use. In theory, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom could use wind to meet all of their energy needs. Wind power experts project that by the middle of the twentyfirst century wind power could supply more than 10 percent of the world’s electricity and 1025 percent of the electricity used in the United States.
11. The word project in the passage is closest in meaning to ○Estimate ○Respond ○Argue ○Plan 12. Which of the following statements most accurately reflects the author’s opinion about wind energy? ○Wind energy production should be limited to large wind farms. ○The advantages of wind energy outweigh the disadvantages. ○The technology to make wind energy safe and efficient will not be ready until the middle of the twentyfirst century. ○Wind energy will eventually supply many countries with most of their electricity. Paragraph 1: Since 1980, the use of wind to produce electricity has been growing rapidly. █In 1994 there were nearly 20,000 wind turbines worldwide, most grouped in clusters called wind farms that collectively produced 3,000 megawatts of electricity. █Most were in Denmark (which got 3 percent of its electricity from wind turbines) and California (where 17,000 machines produced 1 percent of the state’s electricity, enough to meet the residential needs of a city as large as San Francisco). █In principle, all the power needs of the United States could be provided by exploiting the wind potential of just three states—North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas. █
13. Look at the four squares [■] that indicate where the following sentence could be added to the passage.
Some companies in the power industry are aware of this wider possibility and are planning sizable wind
farm projects in states other than California.
Where would the sentence best fit?
14. Directions: An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express the most important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary because they express ideas that are no...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course LANGUAGE 13DL208 taught by Professor Wang during the Fall '13 term at East China Normal University.
- Fall '13