Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hawaii hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch


Hawaii hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch

LANGUAGE – MULTIPLE CHOICES

A (1) Recent discovery shows the world now has two ocean garbage patches. These are huge areas of the ocean which have a huge floating island of trash and (2) litter. The first garbage patch was discovered in the Pacific by ocean researcher Charles Moore in 1997. The new one was found in the Atlantic by a husband and wife (3) duet Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen. “We found the Great Atlantic Garbage Patch,” said Ms Cummins. “Our job now is to let people know that plastic ocean pollution is a global problem. Unfortunately, it is not (4) confirmed to a single patch,” she added. Ms Cummins described her (5) sadness at what humans are doing to the ocean: “It’s shocking to see it firsthand….We’ve managed to leave our (6) footprint really everywhere.”

The BBC has just reported on the damage the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is doing. Tons of plastic is washing (7) up on the beaches of Hawaii. This island (8) charms is world famous for having some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The very name „Hawaii conjures (9) up images of paradise islands no longer. The BBCs presenter Simon Reeve says Kamilo Beach on the island of Hawaii has been described as “the world’s dirtiest beach”. He went on a tour of the (10) remote beach with a local conservationist. They analyzed what was on the beach and found more plastic particles than (11) grains of sand. A Wikipedia search confirms the beach’s new status. The website says, “it is known (12) for its accumulation of plastic marine debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch”.

       1. Put the correct words from the table below in the above article.

1.
(a)
Recently
(b)
resent
(c)
recentness
(d)
recent
2.
(a)
litter
(b)
litters
(c)
littering
(d)
littered
3.
(a)
trio
(b)
team
(c)
teamwork
(d)
duet
4.
(a)
confirmed
(b)
refined
(c)
confined
(d)
inflamed
5.
(a)
sad
(b)
sadly
(c)
sadness
(d)
saddest
6.
(a)
hoof print
(b)
footprint
(c)
claw print
(d)
fingerprint
7.
(a)
down
(b)
in
(c)
over
(d)
up
8.
(a)
chain
(b)
chair
(c)
charm
(d)
chase
9.
(a)
along
(b)
up
(c)
down
(d)
over
10.
(a)
promote
(b)
demote
(c)
moat
(d)
remote
11.
(a)
granules
(b)
groups
(c)
grains
(d)
grids
12.
(a)
for
(b)
of
(c)
from
(d)
at




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