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Ex­er­cise

An­swer the fol­low­ing ques­tions.

1. What would you call ma­te­rial from a nu­clear re­ac­tor which is no longer wanted or use­ful?

2. Name two ma­te­ri­als which are re­cy­clable.

3. Name some­thing which is a pol­lu­tant of the at­mos­phere.

4. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, in­sert­ing the miss­ing verb: It is easy to dis­pose of veg­etable waste be­cause it .............. nat­u­rally.

5. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, in­sert­ing the miss­ing com­pound noun. Us­ing fewer chem­i­cals in agri­cul­ture will con­tribute to the .............. of the en­vi­ron­ment.

6. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, in­sert­ing the miss­ing com­pound noun: Most ba­bies’ dis­pos­able nap­pies have to be got rid of by bury­ing them in ..............

7. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, re­plac­ing the words in bold with one word: The com­pany is only in­ter­ested in profit, not in mak­ing sure that its pro­duc­tion meth­ods are harm­less to the en­vi­ron­ment.

8. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, re­plac­ing the words in bold with one word: The re­la­tion­ship be­tween plant and in­sect life and the en­vi­ron­ment in the re­gion has been sig­nif­i­cantly al­tered by the build­ing of mo­tor­ways.

9. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, re­plac­ing the words in bold with one word: I think he is one of the par­lia­men­tar­i­ans in favour of the con­ser­va­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment, since he al­ways ar­rives at meet­ings by bi­cy­cle or by pub­lic trans­port.

10. Re­write the fol­low­ing sen­tence, re­plac­ing the words in bold with one word: Toxic chem­i­cals had been poured into the bathing lake and made it dirty and un­fit to be used.

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