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Lengua Extranjera 11
Instrucciones, a) Duración: Ili30m. b) No se permite el uso de diccionario. c) La puntuación de las preguntas está indicada en las mismas, d) Las opciones A y B no se pueden mezclar.
OPTION A:"Green energy industry asks for government help to meet targets"
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The renewable power industry has warned that ¡t needs £500m from the government over the next two years in order to meet future energy demands. Half of this amount of money will be used for developing wind power generation by installing wind turbines ¡n the sea, while the rest will go to making wind and tidal power generation commercially profitable, because up to now it has only seenan experimental development.
Th¡s cali for a large injection of publie money was made by RenewableUK, a group previously known as the British
Wind Energy Assodation, in a presentation to the energy minister, David Kidney. RenewableUK pointed to the example of Denmark as a country that had benefited from giving strong support to
this new green industry for thedevelopment of wind energy generation projeets. Denmark ¡nvested £1.3bn into this sector, and as a result of this investment, renewabte energy industries in Denmark are now producing benefits of
RenewableUK is also asking for £30m for research to resolve confliets with the aviation sector, whích is said to be contrary to the installation of wind turbines because theyconsider they might be a problem for the radar devices Maria McCafferty, chief executive of RenewableUK, admitted that "it isa huge amount of money" at a time when publie finances are in the middle of a serious crisis. But she said it would pay dividends for years tocóme, adding:"The future benefits will be very, very significant and, frankly, I don't think there is a better option at the moment."McCafferty also said that many private companies are planning to ¡nvest in the clean technology sectors, not only
in wind but also in tidal power generation, which isfarbehind wind power in commercial terms. There are used in airplane navigation.
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encouraging signs of interest from ¡mportant companies such as Siemens of Germany and Vattenfall of Sweden.But
in the meantime, clean energy technologies need the financia! help of governments íf they want to be competitive in
! * COMPREHENSION (4 points: questions 1-3,1 point each; 4-5,0.5 points each) ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-3 ACCORDINGTOTHEINFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS. 1 How will the £500m be spent? 2 Why did RenewableUK use Denmark as an example? 3 Why does theaviation industry oppose widespread wind power generation?
ARETHESE STATEMENTSTRUE OR FAL5E? JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWERS WITH THE PRECFSE WORDS OR PHRASES FROM THETEXT, OR USE YOUR OWN WORDS.
4 This is a good time to ask for a huge financial help from the government.
Some big firms are considering the possibility of entering the green energy industry.
II * USE OF ENGL1SH (3 points; questions6-9, 0.25 points each; 10-13, 0.5 points each) 6 FINDINTHETEXTTHEWORD WHICH HASTHEFOLLOWING0EFIN1TI0N: "the act of putting money into something to make a profit". 7 WHICH WORD DOES NOT HAVETHE SAME MEANING?: Path / trip / passage / way.
8 9 GIVE A NOUN WITH THE SAME ROOT AS "encourage" (VERB; UNE 19): FINDINTHETEXTONESYNONYM/OPPOSITEFOR"honestly" (ADVERB). (travel) for fourteen hours."
10FILLINTHE GAP WITH A CORRECT FORM OF THE VERB IN BRACKETS: "By the time they reach Manchester tomorrow, they 11 TURN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE INTO THE PASSIVE VOICE: "Governments are analysing the benefits of green energy". 12 COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING (CONDITIGNAL) SENTENCE: "Íf we used more green energy .". 13 USE THE WORDS IN THE BOXES TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL SENTENCE. USE ALL ANO ONLYTHE WORDS IN THE...