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Climate Change Vocab Quiz - WIN €150!!

Read the Guardian newspaper article about the Paris climate change deal and answer the questions below to enter our competition to win €150!!

1. Which verb in Paragraph 1 is a synonym for ‘avoided’?

2. Which verb in Paragraph 2 is used to collocate with ‘target’ to mean ‘establish’?

3. What does W.H.O stand for in Paragraph 3?

4. Which two types of renewable energy are mentioned in Paragraph 4?

5. What does ‘multilateral’ mean in Paragraph 6?

6. Which verb in Paragraph 8 is a synonym for ‘limited’ or ‘reduced’ in relation to a person’s rights or freedom?

7. Which verb in Paragraph 9 means ‘to promise a certain amount of money for a particular purpose’?

8. In no more than 50 words explain why you are optimistic or pessimistic about the future of our planet.

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Competition ends 30 January 2016

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Thank you for all your entries. This competition is now closed and the winner will be announce shortly!

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By Jenny Bedwell on 2016 02 01

Congratulations to Raymond Chieng in Malaysia who is the winner of our Climate Change competition!

He answered all questions correctly and wins €150!!

Here are Raymond’s answers:

1. averted
2. set
3. World Health Organisation
4. solar and wind energies
5. participation by several different countries (usually three or more countries)
6. infringed
7. pledged
8.I am quite pessimistic about this because the economy of developing countries is heavily dependant upon logs and oil palm which are destroying our forests and fossil fuels which is the cheapest means of energy source. Financial help from developed countries is necessary for them to adopt expensive new technologies.

By Jenny Bedwell on 2016 02 02

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